Comet Leonard will pass closest to Earth on December 12, 2021 when it gets just a fifth of the distance from the Earth to the Sun to create a well-timed “Christmas Comet.” It wont pose any danger and it may become visible to the naked eye around that time.
What comet is currently visible?
Current Observable CometsCometMag.Visible2019 N1 (ATLAS)13Evening15P/Finlay13.5Morning2019 T4 (ATLAS)13.5Evening2021 D1 (SWAN)13.5Poor Elongation6 more rows•Jun 3, 2021
Which asteroid is coming towards Earth in 2020?
An asteroid officially called 2020 SX3 is also heading towards earth. The bad news is that this space rock is between 38 and 86 metres across, according to NASA - thats about the size of three double-decker buses. The good news is that it should swing past our home planet (Earth) with no chance of a direct hit.
Which asteroid will hit Earth?
On average, an asteroid the size of Apophis (370 metres) is expected to impact Earth once in about 80,000 years....99942 Apophis.DiscoverySemi-major axis0.9224 AU (137.99 Gm)Eccentricity0.1915Orbital period0.89 yr (323.6 d)Average orbital speed30.73 km/s37 more rows