Asteroid 2021 GW4 to skim earth at 16k miles April 12, 2021, Small garage size object first observed April 8, Orbit determined 2021-Apr-09 08:42:02
“…and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” … Luke 21:25
Asteroid 2021 GW4 is not likely to strike earth but is getting a little too close for comfort.
From the JPL Center for Near Earth Object Studies
|(2021 GW4)||2021-Apr-12 12:56 ± 01:30||0.07 | 0.00017||0.07 | 0.00017||8.37||6.29||29.4||3.5 m – 7.8 m|
Orbit Determination Parameters
|# obs. used (total) 15 data-arc span 1 day first obs. used 2021-04-08 last obs. used 2021-04-09 planetary ephem. DE431 SB-pert. ephem. SB431-N16 condition code 8 norm. resid. RMS .58704 source ORB producer Otto Matic solution date 2021-Apr-09 08:42:02|