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2 astriods to pass close to earth today. One is 32-65 ft. and will pass at 154,000 miles away at 5:51 PM. The astriod 20-46 ft. and will pass at 49,000 away at 5:12 PM. Get your telescopes out for this rare event.
Originally posted by watchtowermaya
Notice so many times in the past they don't even report a close call of an astriod to the earth until after it had already passed by..
2010 RF12 - intruder
Approximate diameter: 7 meters (H=28.289)
Closest Earth approach: 0.21 LD at 2112 UTC today
Inside Earth-Moon system: 0149 UTC today until 1635 UTC tomorrow
Inside Earth's Hill sphere: 5 to 12 Sept.
Inside ten LD of Earth: 31 Aug. until 17 Sept.
Closest Moon approach: 0.28 LD at 1355 UTC tomorrow
Inside one LD of Moon: 2035 UTC today until 0739 UTC on 10 Sept.
Data based on: JPL SSD orbit solution #5 downloaded yesterday based on 83 observations spanning 2 days Optical observation: observed from 15 locations during 1.7387 days discovered at 0942 UTC on 5 Sept. by the Mt. Lemmon Survey last observed at 0326 UTC yesterday by Cordell-Lorenz Obs.
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
Well it looks like the first of the two already passed about 4 hours ago, but the second one is still en route. The smaller of the two and from the graphic I looked at it will pass very close to both the Earth and the moon. Not worried about any impact but what odes worry me is that these objects were only discovered on Sunday, thats 3 days ago.
We have satellites that have passed outside of our own solar system now, but only discover objects passing closer than our own moon within days of said passing.
Originally posted by mother1138
I need to buy a telescope. And I hate myself for putting it off all the time. *hangs .*