Last update on January 14, 2022

Asteroid 2016 GW221

The asteroid 2016 GW221 isn't potential hazard near-Earth object. Its size is estimated in the range from 30 meters to 66 meters.

The asteroid 2016 GW221 was discovered on April 14, 2016. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group.

It makes one orbit around the Sun in 275 days. At this time, the asteroid moves away from the Sun at a maximum distance of 157 million kilometers and approaches it at a minimum distance of 91 million kilometers.

The distance of the asteroid 2016 GW221 from Earth is currently --.-- million kilometers, equivalent to --.-- astronomical units. Light takes -- minutes and -- seconds to travel from the asteroid 2016 GW221 and arrive to us.

Approach to Earth

This year, the asteroid 2016 GW221 flew past Earth on April 02 at 13:45 at a distance of 3.74 million kilometers at a speed of 6 kilometers per second.

The next close approach of asteroid 2016 GW221 to our planet will happen on March 28, 2025. On that day, its distance to Earth will be 11.28 million kilometers.

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The asteroid 2016 GW221

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