A newly discovered asteroid designated 2020 BH6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (70 310 km / 43 689 miles) on January 25, 2020. This is the 4th and the closest asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

The object was first observed at ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala, Hawaii on January 24, 1 day before its close approach.

2020 BH6 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its estimated diameter is between 5.2 and 12 m (17 - 39 feet).

The asteroid flew past us at 05:11 UTC at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.2 km/s.

via Gfycat

via Gfycat

Asteroids detected within 1 lunar distance in 2020 (valid January 28, 2020):

NEO DATE / TIME UTC DISTANCE LD | AU  Diameter (m)
2020 BH6 January 25 @ 05:11 ± < 00:01 0.18 | ​0.00047 5.2 - 12
2020 BB5 January 22 @ 00:20 ± 00:20 0.69 | 0.00177 3.3 - 7.4
2020 BK3 January 20 @ 20:51 ± 00:05 0.78 | 0.00200 11 - 25
2020 AP1 January 2 @ 15:33  ± 00:02 0.85 | 0.00218

3.2 - 7.2