posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:12 AM
If you are not aware, unofficially, Earth has more than one moon.
One of these is the 10 meter Asteroid named 2009 TMB making a 0.9 LD approach in a week or so.
Another of Earth's extra 'moons' is a bit larger asteroid called 2003 TN107, but next closest approach for that one isn't for another 50ish years.
Anyway, here's an old article on both of them:
and if you scroll down to the bottom of this next page for the listing of asteroid approaches, you'll see a listing for 2009 TMB with a Lunar Distance
of 0.9 listed in red for October 17.
The DOOM Map
Please note, there's nothing to be alarmed about. these asteroids have been in near earth orbit for millions of years, and they pose the same
non-threat they did before you ever knew about them.
Edit: Also, not to be alarmed about is an even much bigger Asteroid 2005 YU55 making a close approach to Earth on Nov 8 at a Lunar Distance of 0.85
2005 YU55 Close Approach
edit on 10-10-2011 by nineix because: added 2005 YU55
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