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asteroid 2018 sc

Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 rz5

Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018

asteroid 2018 rj3

Asteroid 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD, 6th in 7 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) on September 7, 2018. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since September 3, including 2018 RW on...

September 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 re2

Asteroid 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD on September 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles). 2018 RE2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain (ZTF) on September 7, one day after it...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rr1

Asteroid 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD on September 3

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on September 3, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on September 7,...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rw

Asteroid 2018 RW flew past Earth at 0.44 LD on September 8

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00114 AU (170 541 km / 105 969 miles) at 05:18 UTC on September 8, 2018. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the second since...

September 08, 2018

asteroid 2018 rs

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 RS flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RS flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on September 5, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 RS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was...

September 07, 2018

asteroid 2018 rc

Asteroid 2018 RC to flyby Earth at 0.58 LD on September 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00150 AU (224 396 km / 139 433 miles) on September 9, 2018. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. 2018 RC was discovered at...

September 05, 2018

night sky guide september 2018

Night sky guide for September 2018

The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky on September 9. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere. The...

September 01, 2018

2018 qr1

Asteroid 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at 0.23 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00059 AU (88 262​ km / 54 843​ miles) on August 21, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

August 30, 2018

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Very bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea, send your photos and reports

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over the Adriatic Sea at 18:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on August 18, 2018. The event lasted more than 3 seconds before the object disintegrated near San Marino in northeastern Italy. The International Meteor...

August 19, 2018

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Sonic boom, very bright fireball reported over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina

A very bright fireball, at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon, streaked across the night sky over the U.S. Southeast at 05:19 UTC (12:19 CDT) on August 17, 2018. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society...

August 17, 2018

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WATCH: Real-time Perseid meteor shower - Best of 2018 by Adrien Mauduit

Photographer Adrien Mauduit put together a two-minute compilation of his best real-time sequences of the Perseid meteor shower peaking on August 12 - 13, 2018 in the Valais in Switzerland. ​Did you miss it because of weather or personal reasons? Fear not, we got...

August 13, 2018

asteroid 2018 pd20

Closest asteroid flyby of the year: 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at 0.09 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (33 210 km / 20 636 miles) at 14:31 UTC on August 10, 2018. This near-Earth object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and its estimated diameter...

August 13, 2018

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Partial solar eclipse of August 11, 2018

A partial solar eclipse will take place from 06:40 to 12:38 UTC on August 11, 2018. While it will be visible in parts of northeast Canada, Greenland, extreme northern Europe, and northern and eastern Asia, the best place to see it will be northern Russia with 68%...

August 10, 2018

comet venus

The comet Venus and its missing craters

Since the dawn of the Space Age, the planet Venus has been a proving ground for competing hypotheses in planetary science. From the 1950s to 1970s, Venus was at the center of a blazing scientific controversy. In 1950, in the bestselling book Worlds in Collision, the...

August 09, 2018

fireball western siberia august 4 2018

Long-lasting daylight fireball over Western Siberia, impact reported, Russia

A bright daylight fireball was recorded over Western Siberia during late afternoon hours of August 4, 2018 (local time). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. The event was recorded from several towns, including Yugansk and Surgut, and reported that it landed in a...

August 05, 2018