Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (276033) 2002 AJ129 close encounter: online observation – 4 Feb. 2018
Next 4 Feb. 2018, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (276033) 2002 AJ129 will have a safe close encounter with the Earth, transiting at 4.2 millions of km from us. We will show you this close approach in real time, thanks to the partnership between the Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories, ltd.
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Next 4 Feb. 2018, at 21:31 UT, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (276033) 2002 AJ129 will reach the minimum distance from the Earth of about 4.2 millions of km. This is a very safe distance, so no risks at all for our planet. It will be a nice opportunity to see this ~ 750 meters large asteroid moving across the stars, using small telescopes.
The Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories, ltd., will offer TWO LIVE EVENTS, sharing real-time images of (276033) 2002 AJ129 with live commentary by our scientific staff. We will cover this interesting object before and after its rendez-vous.
Our double live coverage is scheduled as below:
- live from Arizona, USA: 4 Feb. 2018, starting at 11:00 UTC
- live from Ceccano, Italy: 4 Feb. 2018, starting at 23:00 UTC
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