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Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Live Webcast of 2005 YU55

SLOOH remote scopes will have a live webcast of asteroid 2005 YU55 on in 40 minutes if you don't have a scope http://events.slooh.com/

Other live feeds of asteroid 2005 YU55

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The first broadcast is finished, the next is in about 3 and a half hours (from 9:00 am ACDST that would be around 11:30 ACDST)
I just noticed that. Do you know where the asteroid is located right now? Did it pass the closest point yet?
It is around two hours from closest approach, and is currently approaching the bright star ALtair in Aquila the Eagle.
Yu55 missed earth inside the moons orbit. That means it potentailly was within 7000 mi of the moon. I can't imagine it would have been good to strike the moon, but I don't know where the moon was in its orbit in relation to the asteroid. Anyone??
it's not due to be closest to the moon for another 7 hours.. Still could be a chance of impact but predictions have been right so far.. thats in the case it did not get closer than 200,000 miles to earth.
So potential moon bump, ouch! What about hazards to orbiting satellites? Is my direct TV going down? Just saying. Some risk potential I suppose to those devices.
For where it is in relation to the Moon, see here and here.

The asteroid is right on track and there is no chance it will hit the Moon. The asteroid is also over 10 times further away than the highest communications satellite, so no TV will be disrupted.
I appreciate your posts, it coincides with everything else I have read tonight...well, except for a few doomsayers. Still an exciting event, makes you appreciate a close encounter...
I appreciate your posts also, this asteroid kind of scared me a little bit and it sure made me feel better when I found your blog. I will keep up with your blog, I am sure I can learn a lot from you, so thanks again. This close encounter with an asteroid it gave me a different perspective on life, it opened my eyes to new things and new teachings.
Thanks again, Madi from Texas
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