Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2017 VR12 close encounter: online observation – 7 Mar. 2018
Next 7 Mar. 2018, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2017 VR12 will have a safe close encounter with the Earth, transiting at 1.4 millions of km from us. We offer you a double live coverage of this close approach, thanks to the partnership between the Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories, ltd.
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Next 7 Mar. 2018, at 07:53 UT, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2017 VR12 will reach the minimum distance from the Earth of about 1.4 millions of km, that is 3.7 lunar distances. This is a very safe distance, so no risks at all for our planet. It will be a nice opportunity to see this ~ 350 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 2017 VR12 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 Ceccano, Italy: 7 Mar. 2018, starting at 00:00 UTC
- live from Arizona, USA: 7 Mar. 2018, starting at 10:00 UTC
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