Earth-grazers

Earth-grazers

(Earth-crossers) Near-Earth asteroids.
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However, any meteors that you see overhead will be long, dramatic Earth-grazers skimming the upper atmosphere almost horizontally.
All those that can approach Earth more closely than Venus does are called Earth-grazers. Eros was the first of these to be discovered and is the largest, being at least 15 miles in its longest diameter.