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Can anybody see the Near Earth Asteroid that is supposed to be flying overhead?

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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There supposed to be an asteroid, 2011 AN52, approx 0.8 LD buzzing by us now.
LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. Here is the JPL orbit. ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...
I’m at Wright-Patt AFB and we have cloud cover

Can any one see it?




posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Wish I could see it. All clouds down here in South Texas as well.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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I am actually a amateur astronomer and was looking forward to watching tonight, but alas unfortunately we have cloud cover as well



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Does anyone know if this will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere?

Im in AUS and would love to see something like this?



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Unfortunately I don't think it will be visible in Australia, but I was just looking at spaceweather ssd.jpl.nasa.gov... and it would seem that it will actually come as close as .0021 AU
that's pretty danged close. If it was bigger I bet there would be a lot of eyes on the skies to make sure it didn't alter course lol.
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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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Cloudy and foggy around these parts unfortunately, but if you do get the chance snap a few shots for those of us unfortunate not to be able to observe tonight.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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It's raining here in BC, Canada. So it looks like we are missing another space observation, just like we missed the lunar eclipse observation.
Damn rain go away!!!!



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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where in the sky? I have a clear night mostly?



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Well S@F this thread to get some needed attention, we have ppl all over the globe and this is something i would also love to see but here in the Mid West we have rain and cloudy skies as well.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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According to Space Weather.com:

ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 AN52 is flying past Earth today just inside the orbit of the Moon (0.8 LD). The space rock is only 8 meters wide, about the size of a small room, so even experienced amateur astronomers will have trouble photographing it as it zips through the northern constellations Draco and Cygnus glowing like an 18th magnitude star.

spaceweather.com...

Too small to see folks.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Oh thanks for that info.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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its only 8 meters like a small room good luck finding it!



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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8 Meters ! Thats a disappointment. Its ok they'll be alot more in the future to view.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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I would think NASA would put up some images soon. Much too cloudy here in Indiana to see anything - would love to see it! For those in the clear - keep your eyes on the sky! I know it must be beautiful!




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