June 3 Day 87: What’s Next 2020?

No really. What else can happen in this mixed-up, crazy, upside-down world?

According to my husband, there are a fair few asteroids that will pass pretty close to the earth this month. Now wouldn’t that be the icing on the cake?

The highlighted asteroid, 163348 (2002 NN4), is large (estimated diameter 250m-570m). It will be passing within 13.25 LD (Lunar Distances) on Saturday.

Data and orbit image from NASA/JPL Near Earth Orbit Laboratory https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

Even though it looks close in the orbit above, Earth is maintaining appropriate solar-system-distancing.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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