Asteroid 2012 DA14: view of the close encounter

Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14

Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14

The near-Earth asterid 2012 DA14 is going to have a record close approach with our planet on Feb. 15, 2013. The video below shows the approach, keeping the asteroid in the center of the field of view, while it approaches planet Earth. See asteroid 2013 DA14 live, online with us!

 

[hana-flv-playervideo=”https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/video/2012da14_orbit.flv”width=”640″description=”Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14″player=”4″/]

The star chart was plotted using TheSkyX Professional, by Software Bisque.

 

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