A 1 to 7 meters NEO made a close approache on Halloween it was ~ 4.60 (Metaphorical) Inches from a Basketball Size Earth. This asteroid discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey and given the observer-assigned temporary designation. C0PPEV1(Now 2019 UN13) So far there is 18 observations from four observing stations over 3.7 hours. This object has gone out of range telescopes so new observations runs will have wait until 2019 UN13 comes back in range(if ever).
|If the Earth was the size of a basketball how far would the Moon [and the NEO Earth Close Approaches be]?|
In about 45 minutes from now (now = 10/31/19 7:00 am PDT), newly-discovered #asteroid C0PPEV1 will pass only 6200 km above Earth's surface. 45 minutes ago it was passing through Earth's shadow.— Tony Dunn (@tony873004) October 31, 2019
This is much closer than our geostationary satellites. https://t.co/q4qKuaUHjb pic.twitter.com/jsG2kaBY4O
Newly-discovered #asteroid C0PPEV1 paid a heavy price for almost striking Earth this morning.— Tony Dunn (@tony873004) October 31, 2019
Earth's gravity bent its trajectory, sending its aphelion out to the asteroid belt.https://t.co/q4qKuaUHjb pic.twitter.com/vzx5zpxGBG
From Bill Gray: C0PPEV1 = near-miss— Asteroid Initiatives (@AsteroidEnergy) October 31, 2019
this object is about to come _very_ close to us, perigee at 12520 +/- 70 km from the geocenter :https://t.co/5EoksMRcsg
People in Asia and Australia might be able to get
some astrometry on it over the next hour or two.
A near-Earth asteroid, identified as C0PPEV1, was spotted early Thursday by the Catalina Sky Survey, based in Arizona. It extremely close, 6,200 km above Africa at 15:45 UTC.https://t.co/Vrqjx6T3QX— Tom Ruen (@Tom_Ruen) October 31, 2019
Scout: NEOCP Hazard Assessment of C0PPEV1 archive
Pseudo-MPEC for C0PPEV1 - Project Pluto ..
Spooky Halloween asteroid flyby one of the closest near misses ever seen A big space boulder scopes out the trick-or-treating situation here on Earth.(Cnet)
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