Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 LF extremely close encounter on 08 June 2015: online event
Later today, 8 June 2015 at 23:49 UT, the just discovered, 10 meters large asteroid 2015 LF will have an extremely close, but safe, encounter with the Earth.
This rock, discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on June 7, will brush us coming closer than 200.000 km, that is only half of the mean lunar distance.
This small rock will peak in brightness at mag. 14.5 or so, requiring at least a 16″ scope for visual observations. Imagers can try to capture it with smallere telescopes, showing its fast apparent motion, reaching more than 0.25 deg/minute.
The Virtual Telescope will show it live, online, on 8 June, starting at 20:00 UT. To join, you need to enter, at the given data and time, our webTV here.Click Here if you do not want to wait.
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