Asteroid Will Pass Between Earth and Moon Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, an asteroid that is about the size of an aircraft carrier will pass between the earth and the moon.  While it sounds huge and like the kind of thing we’d be able to easily see, most people really won’t be able to see it.  An explanation about this, and a little about the asteroid, can be found here:

http://www.space.com/13505-closest-asteroid-fly-bombarded-radio-waves.html

NASA scientists are carefully monitoring the asteroid, but they also say there’s nothing to worry about.

However, these guys in Puerto Rico will get to observe the composition of the asteroid with their radio observatory (the Arecibo Observatory), and astronomers in Hawaii will also be busy making observations:

For the rest of us, unless someone told us about it, we’d never even know. (and for those of you who read the original post and noted that I said it would be tonight, just know that I don’t seem to know what day today is!)

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~ by alanotte on November 7, 2011.

3 Responses to “Asteroid Will Pass Between Earth and Moon Tomorrow Night”

  1. April…I love to read your blog. Good stuff.

    Just one point of information: I believe the asteroid will fly by at approximately 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, on November 8.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I would never know what I am going to miss if it not been for you.

  3. April, you’re providing such good material for my 4th / 5th grade e-mentoring… 😀

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