Contents  on 19 May '19

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Traffic Report  on 19 May '19

Eight objects reported inside ten LD

Today there are eight transient natural objects reported inside a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from Earth. The nearest of these, 2019 JL3, migrates inward from 3.58 to 2.55 LD

Neighborhood Traffic - sorted by Earth passage distance, grouped by 1.0, 2.41, 5.0 & 10.0 LD boundaries
Earth passage I D ~Size Distance today  Inside ten LD Notes
0.19 LD May 16 2019 JH7 4 m  6.14 to 8.19 LD May 11 - 20 intruder, NHATS target, risk
2.48 LD tomorrow 2019 JL3 36 m  2.55 from 3.58 LD May 15 - 25
4.14 LD May 17 2012 KT12 19 m  4.32 to 4.65 LD May 7 - 27 NHATS target
4.43 LD May 16 2019 JN5 27 m  9.87 to 12.58 LD May 12 - 19 exits ten LD
4.69 LD April 27 2019 GF1 10 m  9.87 to 10.24 LD April 7 - today NHATS target, exits ten LD
5.56 LD May 17 2019 JG1 16 m  6.56 to 7.67 LD May 12 - 21 NHATS target
6.09 LD May 17 2019 GT1 34 m  6.16 to 6.35 LD May 8 - 26 NHATS target
7.04 LD May 15 2019 JN2 25 m  9.20 to 10.25 LD May 10 - 19 NHATS target, exits ten LD

This report was generated at 1921 UTC.

Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical importance but is a useful boundary for reporting about transient natural objects that approach our planet's gravitational sphere of influence (SOI), which has a radius of about 2.41 LD from Earth's center. This puts a focus on some of the most important and very best NEO observation work, representative of the much larger NEO discovery and tracking effort. Object temporal distances are derived by A/CC from JPL Horizons data. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 19 May '19

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 43 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 43 objects listed. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 47 listings on the NEOCP today.

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see the Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object at Suno Observatory by Birtwhistle et al.

New MPECs  on 19 May '19

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 19 May '19 >>  MPEC 2019-K08 - "12:31 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2019-K07 - "02:00 UT" - 2018 DZ1

Observers  on 19 May '19

Three observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2019-K08 -- 2019 HC, 2019 FP2, 2019 BJ5, 2011 UA131, 2008 HS3, 85989, 455736, 381677, 35107, 257744, 143947
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2019-K08 -- 2015 JD1
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2019-K07 -- 2018 DZ1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 19 May '19

At last check (NEODyS at 2358 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. Visit the CRT to view activity in the last four weeks and our ephemerides page for a complete list of risk-rated objects under current observation or having recent news.

Chronology  on 19 May '19

Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.

1921Generated Traffic Report
1652Grabbed MPEC 2019-K08 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0223Grabbed MPEC 2019-K07 - 2018 DZ1 - see above