Last update on February 04, 2022

Asteroid 2017 SL16

The asteroid 2017 SL16 isn't potential hazard near-Earth object. Its size is estimated in the range from 17 meters to 39 meters.

The asteroid 2017 SL16 was detected on September 24, 2017. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group.

It makes one orbit around the Sun in 363 days. The aphelion (farthest point from the Sun) of the asteroid 2017 SL16 orbits is 172 million kilometers, and the perihelion (nearest point to the Sun) is 126 million kilometers.

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Approach to Earth

This year, the asteroid 2017 SL16 flew past Earth on September 23 at 15:12 at a distance of 12.01 million kilometers at a speed of 5 kilometers per second.

The next close approach of asteroid 2017 SL16 to our planet will happen on September 28, 2024. On that day, its distance to Earth will be 16.65 million kilometers.

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