Sorry for the late notice, but we will be tracking newly discovered Asteroid 2012 TC4, which is only 59,000 miles away from Earth - about .25 Lunar Distances! Discovered by Pan-STARRS observatory in Hawaii on October 4th, 2012, Asteroid 2012 TC4 will make its close approach to Earth this week. Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Thursday, October 11th, live on Slooh.com, free to the public, starting at 2:30 PM PDT / 5:30 PM EDT / 21:30 UTC - accompanied by real-time discussions with Slooh President, Patrick Paolucci, Slooh Outreach Coordinator, Paul Cox, and Astronomy Magazine columnist, Bob Berman. Viewers can watch live on their PC or IOS/Android mobile device. Viewers will be in for a special surprise as Asteroid TC4 will be in the same field of view as the planet Neptune during Slooh’s live coverage. Asteroid 2012 TC4 is estimated to be about 100 feet long (30 meters), which is as tall as a ten story building. At close approach, the asteroid will only be about 0.25 Lunar Distances from Earth (about 88,000 kilometers / 59,000 miles).
(WXIA) - An asteroid the size of a 7-to-10 story office building is expected to slide past the Earth early Friday at an altitude of 35,000 miles from the surface.
hopefully we will get to see it with naked eye.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by Phage
Checked Astro Bobs website, he said it will most likely look like afast moving star.
it will appear as a very faint, fast-moving star in large amateur telescopes at that time
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
The orbital calculations include the influence of Earth. It will not be affected enough to strike Earth.
The orbital calculations include the influence of Earth.