2006 BL8

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2006 BL8
Discovery[1]
Discovered byCatalina Sky Survey
Discovery siteSummerhaven, Arizona, USA
Discovery dateJanuary 24, 2006
Designations
MPC designation2006 BL8
MPO 98091
NEO · Apollo
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 26 January 2006 (JD 2453761.5)
Uncertainty parameter 6[1]
Observation arc6[1] d
Aphelion1.45703 AU (217.969 Gm)
Perihelion0.78758 AU (117.820 Gm)
1.12230 AU (167.894 Gm)
Eccentricity0.29825
1.19 yr (434.27 d)
1.19 yr
305.27°
0° 49m 38.028s /day
Inclination12.2351°
121.282°
92.23°
Earth MOID0.00367789 AU (550,205 km)[2]
Mercury MOID0.36209 AU (54,168,000 km)[1]
Physical characteristics
24.7[2]

2006 BL8 is a sub-kilometer asteroid, classified as near-Earth object of the Apollo group, that flew by Earth on 26 July 2013 at about 9 lunar distances[2][3] It is reported to be about 48 meters (157 ft) in diameter.[4]

2006 BL8 was detected by the Catalina Sky Survey on January 24, 2006.[5]

Some other NEOs noted for there Earth flybys in the summer of 2013, include 2009 FE (June 4, 2013 at 9.6 LD), 2003 DZ15 (on July 29, 2013 passed at 7.6 LD), and 2005 WK4 (on August 9, 2013 passed at 8.1 LD). [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2006 BL8". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "(2006 BL8)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 3313735. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ NASA - NEO Earth Close Approaches Archived March 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Astrowatch.net - June 2, 2013
  5. ^ "List Of Apollo Minor Planets (by designation)". echo.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  6. ^ "Spaceweather.com Time Machine". www.spaceweather.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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