Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007 FF1 close encounter: an image – 24 Mar. 2022

Next 01 Apr. 2022, the potentially hazardous asteroid 2007 FF1 will have a relatively close and obviously safe encounter with our planet. It will come as “close” as 7.4 millions of km, about 19 times the average lunar distance. Here it is our recent image.

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007 FF1, an image: 24 Mar. 2022.

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007 FF1, an image: 24 Mar. 2022.

The image above comes from a single 180-second exposure, remotely taken with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope.

At the imaging time, asteroid 2007 FF1 was at about 11.6 millions of km from the Earth and it was slowly approaching us. It was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on 17 Mar. 2007.

This about 200 meters large asteroid will reach its minimum distance (about 7.4 millions of km) from us on 01 Apr. 2022, at 21:35 UTC (source: Nasa/JPL). Of course, there are no risks at all for our planet.

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