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Every meteorite fall on earth mapped
Or at least those we know about. And where are the known meteorite landing places on earth? These impact zones show where scientists have found meteorites, or the impact craters of meteorites, some dating back as far as the year 2,300BC. The data is from the Meteorological Society and doesn't show those places where meteorites may have fallen but not been discovered

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Earth Approaching Objects: Archive: 2011 | 2012 You are now here: 2013

 
     

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.

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CLOSE APPROACHES & UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH 2012
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers


Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
January 2013
(2012 YQ1)  2013-Jan-05 0.1070 41.6 170 m - 370 m 21.0 15.32
(2012 XD112)  2013-Jan-05 0.0727 28.3 150 m - 350 m 21.2 11.77
(2013 AL11)  2013-Jan-05 0.0826 32.2 63 m - 140 m 23.1 5.46
(2012 BD14)  2013-Jan-06 0.1719 66.9 13 m - 30 m 26.5 5.02
(2013 AJ11)  2013-Jan-06 0.1173 45.7 55 m - 120 m 23.4 13.25
(2012 XZ132)  2013-Jan-07 0.0517 20.1 31 m - 69 m 24.7 7.52
(2002 AY1)  2013-Jan-07 0.0381 14.8 200 m - 450 m 20.6 17.35
(2005 DD)  2013-Jan-08 0.1002 39.0 230 m - 510 m 20.4 13.58
(2013 AN20)  2013-Jan-09 0.0770 30.0 120 m - 260 m 21.8 13.49
99942 Apophis  2013-Jan-09 0.0967 37.6 270 m 19.7 4.09
(2012 YJ7)  2013-Jan-10 0.0499 19.4 81 m - 180 m 22.6 20.47
(2012 XP111)  2013-Jan-10 0.1392 54.2 54 m - 120 m 23.4 3.86
(2003 YS17)  2013-Jan-10 0.1628 63.4 130 m - 290 m 21.6 14.70
(2013 AC32)  2013-Jan-11 0.1158 45.0 44 m - 98 m 23.9 19.22
(2012 XE112)  2013-Jan-11 0.1213 47.2 190 m - 430 m 20.7 7.75
(2013 AB4)  2013-Jan-11 0.0166 6.5 9.1 m - 20 m 27.3 8.85
(1999 LS7)  2013-Jan-13 0.1806 70.3 190 m - 430 m 20.7 14.10
343098 (2009 DV42)  2013-Jan-13 0.1944 75.7 530 m - 1.2 km 18.5 10.69
(2012 XF112)  2013-Jan-14 0.1927 75.0 290 m - 640 m 19.8 7.96
(2011 KW15)  2013-Jan-14 0.1016 39.5 320 m - 720 m 19.6 19.88
(2012 UW68)  2013-Jan-15 0.0476 18.5 28 m - 63 m 24.9 2.44
(2013 AU27)  2013-Jan-16 0.1060 41.3 470 m - 1.0 km 18.8 17.50
(1999 UR)  2013-Jan-20 0.1965 76.5 140 m - 310 m 21.4 14.53
(2011 TO)  2013-Jan-21 0.0864 33.6 15 m - 33 m 26.3 6.28
(2005 XV77)  2013-Jan-25 0.1608 62.6 200 m - 450 m 20.6 11.79
(2012 YL7)  2013-Jan-25 0.1327 51.6 77 m - 170 m 22.7 4.13
349068 (2006 YT13)  2013-Jan-25 0.1927 75.0 580 m - 1.3 km 18.3 21.69
(2012 YQ3)  2013-Jan-26 0.1627 63.3 100 m - 220 m 22.1 8.12
(2008 OT7)  2013-Jan-27 0.1298 50.5 10.0 m - 22 m 27.1 13.41
(2011 BY10)  2013-Jan-28 0.0548 21.3 9.4 m - 21 m 27.3 9.40
February 2013
(2011 UD21)  2013-Feb-01 0.1089 42.4 5.3 m - 12 m 28.5 4.48
(2012 YN6)  2013-Feb-01 0.0537 20.9 110 m - 240 m 22.0 6.91
230111 (2001 BE10)  2013-Feb-02 0.1908 74.2 420 m - 940 m 19.0 10.83
177049 (2003 EE16)  2013-Feb-02 0.1468 57.1 290 m - 650 m 19.8 23.53
(2008 SW11)  2013-Feb-03 0.1900 73.9 160 m - 350 m 21.1 17.41
(2003 BN4)  2013-Feb-04 0.0703 27.4 31 m - 70 m 24.6 3.22
(1999 HA2)  2013-Feb-05 0.1491 58.0 790 m - 1.8 km 17.6 15.08
(2013 AQ27)  2013-Feb-07 0.0666 25.9 36 m - 81 m 24.3 4.46
(2002 LY1)  2013-Feb-08 0.0741 28.8 120 m - 270 m 21.7 12.98
3752 Camillo  2013-Feb-12 0.1478 57.5 2.1 km - 4.7 km 15.5 28.82
(2013 AB32)  2013-Feb-12 0.0775 30.1 64 m - 140 m 23.1 9.38
(2012 US9)  2013-Feb-13 0.1619 63.0 130 m - 280 m 21.6 7.98
(2008 CQ116)  2013-Feb-14 0.1939 75.5 50 m - 110 m 23.6 15.72
(2006 DD1)  2013-Feb-14 0.0940 36.6 13 m - 29 m 26.5 20.14
137805 (1999 YK5)  2013-Feb-15 0.1263 49.1 1.3 km - 2.9 km 16.6 20.21
(1999 VF22)  2013-Feb-15 0.1454 56.6 210 m - 470 m 20.5 29.76
(2012 DA14)  2013-Feb-15 0.0002 0.09 36 m - 80 m 24.4 7.82
(2005 RZ2)  2013-Feb-15 0.0811 31.5 60 m - 130 m 23.2 7.38
(2008 DG17)  2013-Feb-16 0.0946 36.8 300 m - 670 m 19.7 23.24
153460 (2001 RN)  2013-Feb-20 0.1558 60.6 370 m - 820 m 19.3 17.72
(2012 HN1)  2013-Feb-24 0.1774 69.0 11 m - 24 m 27.0 4.51
(2009 AV)  2013-Feb-25 0.1533 59.7 640 m - 1.4 km 18.1 24.54
(2012 TF53)  2013-Feb-25 0.1006 39.1 170 m - 370 m 21.0 6.44
(2003 BB21)  2013-Feb-28 0.1411 54.9 180 m - 410 m 20.8 12.54
March 2013
(2007 EK)  2013-Mar-04 0.1501 58.4 3.7 m - 8.4 m 29.3 12.84
(2012 WH)  2013-Mar-04 0.1576 61.3 22 m - 49 m 25.4 3.09
(2012 RJ15)  2013-Mar-06 0.1621 63.1 51 m - 110 m 23.6 13.89
(2011 EC12)  2013-Mar-09 0.1825 71.0 18 m - 41 m 25.8 10.93
(2007 EP88)  2013-Mar-10 0.1427 55.5 530 m - 1.2 km 18.5 30.03
(2000 ED14)  2013-Mar-12 0.1499 58.3 200 m - 440 m 20.6 22.47
(2012 BD14)  2013-Mar-12 0.1720 66.9 13 m - 30 m 26.5 5.45
(2012 SX49)  2013-Mar-13 0.1470 57.2 15 m - 34 m 26.2 4.56
(2009 SC15)  2013-Mar-13 0.0815 31.7 140 m - 310 m 21.4 4.83
(2005 ES70)  2013-Mar-14 0.0569 22.1 50 m - 110 m 23.6 12.06
(2012 VO6)  2013-Mar-18 0.1077 41.9 150 m - 340 m 21.2 12.66
(2007 EO88)  2013-Mar-18 0.0114 4.4 14 m - 31 m 26.4 10.65
325102 (2008 EY5)  2013-Mar-20 0.0832 32.4 250 m - 570 m 20.1 12.27
7888 (1993 UC)  2013-Mar-20 0.1260 49.0 2.3 km - 5.2 km 15.3 21.88
(2002 JW15)  2013-Mar-20 0.1560 60.7 270 m - 600 m 20.0 8.18
(2006 GX2)  2013-Mar-20 0.0960 37.4 190 m - 420 m 20.7 12.85
(2010 SE)  2013-Mar-20 0.0732 28.5 35 m - 79 m 24.4 13.16
(2008 EQ7)  2013-Mar-20 0.1833 71.3 81 m - 180 m 22.6 2.68
(2005 XY4)  2013-Mar-20 0.1071 41.7 53 m - 120 m 23.5 22.75
(2011 EW16)  2013-Mar-21 0.1770 68.9 71 m - 160 m 22.9 13.79
(2012 FK15)  2013-Mar-22 0.0819 31.9 13 m - 30 m 26.5 12.89
(2012 FM35)  2013-Mar-23 0.0887 34.5 9.9 m - 22 m 27.2 5.81
(2003 FY6)  2013-Mar-23 0.0539 21.0 90 m - 200 m 22.4 13.25
(2008 SE85)  2013-Mar-25 0.1018 39.6 330 m - 730 m 19.6 22.70
(2005 EF)  2013-Mar-26 0.1774 69.0 200 m - 450 m 20.6 11.60
(2006 KY86)  2013-Mar-27 0.1941 75.6 310 m - 700 m 19.6 12.96
96315 (1997 AP10)  2013-Mar-28 0.1178 45.9 1.1 km - 2.5 km 16.9 19.68
(2007 UH)  2013-Mar-29 0.1977 77.0 110 m - 240 m 22.0 10.08
(1998 KG3)  2013-Mar-29 0.1294 50.4 95 m - 210 m 22.2 3.08
April 2013
(2012 EH5)  2013-Apr-01 0.1539 59.9 38 m - 84 m 24.2 8.73
4034 Vishnu  2013-Apr-01 0.1528 59.5 420 m 18.1 12.14
(2011 EM11)  2013-Apr-02 0.1919 74.7 32 m - 72 m 24.6 8.09
(2005 TS15)  2013-Apr-07 0.0391 15.2 170 m - 380 m 21.0 20.61
(2012 XO111)  2013-Apr-09 0.1966 76.5 160 m - 350 m 21.2 12.39
(2002 TR190)  2013-Apr-10 0.1115 43.4 380 m - 850 m 19.2 13.96
(2012 VH5)  2013-Apr-11 0.1958 76.2 83 m - 190 m 22.5 9.03


Close Approach (CA) Distance is the distance between the Earth center and asteroid center.
**
Diameter estimates based on the object's absolute magnitude .



NEWS
 
 

February 21 2013

A GREEN LEMMON: At the moment there are three significant comets plunging toward the sun: Comet ISON , Comet Pan-STARRS , and Comet Lemmon. The most beautiful so far is this one (see image on the left)

"Comet Lemmon has a beautiful tail with lovely fine structure," says Phil Hart of Lake Eppalock, Victoria, Australia, who photographed it on Feb. 17th.

The comet is now slightly closer to the sun than Earth. Solar heating has turned it into a binocular object (magnitude +5.5 to +6) barely visible to the human eye, but dazzling through backyard telescopes, as shown in Hart's photo on the left.

Comet Lemmon's verdant color comes from two of the gases boiling off its nucleus: cyanogen (CN: a poisonous gas found in many comets) and diatomic carbon (C 2 ). Both substances glow green when illuminated by sunlight in the near-vacuum of space.

The combination of its colorful atmosphere and filamentary tail make this comet visually striking. Ultimately, Comet Pan-STARRS and especially Comet ISON could surpass it, but for now the most beautiful comet in the solar system appears to be a green Lemmon. More about Comet Lemmon: 3D orbit , ephemeris , light curves .

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  RECORD-SETTING ASTEROID 2012-DA14 FLYBY

On Feb. 15th 2013 an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.

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More info

2012 DA14 Orbit Diagram
2012 DA14 Earth Impact Risk Summary l
2012 DA14
  The commentary will be available via NASA TV and streamed live online at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

In addition to the commentary, near real-time imagery of the asteroid's flyby before and after closest approach, made available to NASA by astronomers in Australia and Europe, weather permitting, will be streamed beginning at about noon EST (9 a.m. PST) and continuing through the afternoon at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

Also, a Ustream feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be streamed for three hours starting at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST). To view the feed and ask researchers questions about the flyby via Twitter, visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

 






  Event into space in Russia [Asia] on Friday, 15 February, 2013 at 06:20 (06:20 AM) UTC.

Russian officials say a meteorite has fallen in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow. A spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry, Vadim Kolesnikov, said the Friday morning fall caused a blast that broke windows. There were no immediate confirmed reports of injuries, but Russian news agencies cited unnamed sources as saying several people were injured at a school in a thinly populated part of the region, which is on the eastern edge of the Ural Mountains.

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Observing Tips 2013
Asteroid Threat to Earth Sparks Global 'NEOShield' Project

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