Thu 8 Apr, 2010 05:24 pm
Asteroid to pass between earth, moon Thursday
by From nasa.gov
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 3:35 PM
A newly discovered asteroid will pass between the Earth and the moon Thursday.
It’s expected to happen at 6:06 p.m. Central Time.
The 2010 GA6 will be 223,000 miles away from earth at is closest point, according to NASA, and doesn’t pose a threat.
The asteroid is approximately 71 feet wide and is being tracked with both ground and space-based telescopes.
"Fly-bys of near-Earth objects within the moon’s orbit occur every few weeks," said Don Yeomans of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
NASA’s "Spaceguard" or Near-Earth Object Observations Program plots their orbits to determine if any are potentially hazardous to our planet.
It's been a half hour now. See anything? I haven't gotten any damage reports.
really windy here, wondering if it didn't fly by here
there was a thunderclap at precisely that time ... ... ???
... oh , that's what happened ... ok ...
Glad I'm way south of Canada. Do they all follow the northern route?
It was all over before I located the news item. Oh, well, there is always 2012 to look forward to.