posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 11:39 AM
Originally posted by flice
Originally posted by Lonewulph
I'm no astronomer either, but this is curious:
Click the forward button until it reaches Feb 16 (enable java to run at the top of your browser if necessary).
It looks to intersect Earth there, what distance is .0034 AU?
Earth to Moon distance:
356,400 km to 406,700 km
So it's pretty close, but small compared to the moon.
Ummm..if you run the JPL applet by the HOUR you will see the object go CLOSER than .0001 AU to a closest distance of 2.0E-4 which is 18,591.1615 miles
or 29,919.5741 kilometers.
Just below our sattelites that are at 22,500 miles. I'd venture a guess to say that's pretty close.
Pic is too small JPL LINK HERE
Run by the HOUR through FEB 15th, 2013.
Approximately 11:00 PM(one more click on the foward button changes to the 16th)
edit on 8-12-2012 by Raulken because: added JPL link
edit on 8-12-2012 by Raulken because: exact time