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Home Forums Observing and Imaging Group Asteroid near miss!

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    BillOB
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    A peanut shaped asteroid discovered in May 2014 named ‘2014 JO25’ and 1.3-kilometres long, passes just 0.01175 astronomical units or just over 1 million miles, or 4.57 lunar distances from Earth at 1:24pm (BST) tonight 19th – 20th April. Moon rise is about 3:30am BST on 20 April so, a dark(ish) sky and if clear, this will be observable with a telescope. It passes near a star called Cor Caroli just below the constellation Ursa Major.

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    #16077

    Andy Sawers
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    That’s some peanut!

    #16082

    Tej
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    Ha, NASA sends nutcracker to eliminate threat.

     

    Another one in  2027 will be just one Lunar distance away.

     

    I would have like to timelapse this asteroid but we’ve got cloudy skies forecast tonight 🙁

    #16083

    Andy Sawers
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    just one Lunar distance away

    Away from us and not from the Moon, I hope!

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