Where is 2018LA? Track impact!

2018LA was only discovered hours before impact on earth. The asteroid's size is 1.8m. When asteroids like this have a collision with Earth it can cause damage, depending on the size.

But where is asteroid 2018LA right now?

(simulation starting 30 seconds before impact)

It's currently 104,399,817 km from earth, travelling at a speed of --,--- km/h. Every second it gets -.- km closer us. In other words, it's travelling at incredible speed.

Since midnight last night, it has travelled --,--- km. Since you started looking at this page it has travelled -,--- km.

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Asteroid Meteor 2018LA impact

When will meteor 2018LA hit earth?

It will collide with earth on Sun, Jun 3, 2018, which is - days and - hours from now.

Theoretically a meteor impact should only happen once or twice a century. The reality is however that given the incompleteness of the near-Earth-object (NEO) catalogue, an impact could occur at any time. There are thousands of NEOs larger than 140m still to be found.

See the impact with a farm in Botswana, Africa:

Data from NASA JPL HORIZONS database for solar system objects.

Photo Credit and other: NASA, ESO/S. Brunier
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