posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 07:26 PM
On November 8th you are probably aware of a close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU55 - in fact, there have been many threads about this asteroid on
ATS, and many that try to make a correlation between YU55, Elenin, "Nibiru", etc...
2005 YU55 is a potentially hazardous object that is 400 meters in diameter. It was discovered on 28 December 2005 by Robert S. McMillan at Steward
Observatory, Kitt Peak.
On 8 November 2011 at 23:28 UT, the asteroid will safely pass within 0.85 lunar distances of the Earth. A lunar distance of 0.85 is also 0.00217 AU
(325,000 km; 202,000 mi). On 9 November 2011 at 07:13 UT, the asteroid will pass 0.00160 AU (239,000 km; 149,000 mi) from the moon. During the close
approach, the asteroid should reach about apparent magnitude 11, and may be visible in high-end binoculars with an objective lens of 70mm or
NASA orbital path - www.nasa.gov...
Scientists are in agreement it won't hit Earth. 202,000 miles
is pretty close on a cosmic scale, however.
Our friends at FEMA just happen to be conducting a drill on November 9th, a pretty big one - the first nationwide alert system drill-
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9
at 2 p.m. eastern standard time and may last up to three and a half minutes.
The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during
emergencies. NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more
localized emergency alerts.
Now, on 11/9/11 (interesting date huh) , 2005 YU55 will be only 149,000 miles from the Moon.
Obviously one could speculate on such things as perhaps these measurements being a little "off", or that this asteroid could still be affected somehow
by other bodies in space that could make it come even closer to Earth (or the Moon)...
My reason for starting this thread is that there seems to be a correlation between "drills" and the real thing.... ( OKC , 9/11, 7/7 UK )
Do they know something we don't and will this really be a "drill" or the real thing?
possibly related - www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 24-7-2011 by Signals because: (no reason given)