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asteroid 2018 vc7

Asteroid 2018 VC7 to flyby Earth at 0.87 LD on November 13

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018. 2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna...

November 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 vt5

Asteroids 2018 VT5 and VO5 flew past Earth at 0.48 and 0.37 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2018 VT5 and 2018 VO5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 5 and 6, 2018. Asteroid 2018 VT5 flew past Earth at 01:33 UTC on November 5 at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km/ 114 335 miles). It was...

November 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 vx1

Asteroid 2018 VX1 to flyby Earth at 0.9 LD on November 10, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VX1 will flyby Earth at 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) at 18:21 UTC on November 10, 2018. This asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 4, 2018, 6 days before its close approach to...

November 06, 2018

asteroid 2018 vp1

Asteroid 2018 VP1 flew past Earth at 0.39 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VP1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on November 2, 2018. This is the 58th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2018 VP1...

November 05, 2018

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Very bright North Taurid meteor over Spain

A very bright North Taurid meteor event was spotted over the south of Spain at 23:46 UTC on November 2 (00:46 local time, November 3). The meteor was brighter than the full Moon. The object is believed to be produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the...

November 04, 2018

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Night sky guide for November 2018

November 4 - 64P/Swift-Gehrels at perihelion. Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 1.39 AU. November 5, 6 - Taurid meteor shower. This is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5 - 10 meteors per...

November 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 ul

Asteroid 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) on October 17, 2018. This is now the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 4th this month. It...

October 19, 2018

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Very bright meteor illuminates night sky over Hokkaido, Japan

A very bright meteor was seen and recorded over Hokkaido, Japan at 11:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on October 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Fumitake Watanabe, an engineer at an observatory in the city of Nayoro, said the...

October 19, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UA flew past Earth at a very close distance of about 0.04 LD / 9.14e-5 AU (15 360 km / 9 544 miles) above Earth's surface. This is the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and 4th closest...

October 19, 2018

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Space debris impact: Iridium 70 satellite fuel tank crashes into central California

A large metal object fell from the sky near Hanford, California on October 11, 2018. The object crashed in a walnut orchard near 8th and Houston avenues in Kings County and was found October 13. The Iridium representative confirmed this week the object is a...

October 19, 2018

brazil fireball october 16 2018

Two bright meteors over South America, sonic boom reported

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Argentina on October 15, 2018, illuminating both sky and ground. Another meteor was recorded over South America on October 16. This time over Ceara in Brazil. Residents of Argentina's southern cities of...

October 17, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv5

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) on October 6, 2018. This is the 55th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, 2nd this month and 15th since September 3. 2018 TV5...

October 15, 2018

soyuz MS 10 rocket launched toward ISS october 11 2018 moments before booster failure

Soyuz rocket with crew to ISS malfunctions minutes after launch, capsule returns in a ballistic descent mode

The US-Russian Expedition 57 crew launched toward the International Space Station inside Soyuz MS-10 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:40 UTC on Thursday, October 11, 2018, was forced to make emergency landing several minutes after launch....

October 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv

Asteroid 2018 TV to flyby Earth on October 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00190 AU (284 235 km / 176 616 miles) at 20:05 UTC on October 7, 2018. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 5, 2018. ​This object belongs to the Apollo...

October 07, 2018

newfoundland fireball october 1 2018

Fireballs streak over Washington, D.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Two notable fireballs were reported over the past couple of days over North America. The first over Newfoundland on October 1 and the second over Washington D.C. on October 2, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report about a fireball seen...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 sn3

Asteroid 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD, 13th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on September 16, 2018. This is now the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth in September 2018 and 53rd since the start of the year. 2018 SN3 has an...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 tc

Asteroid 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD, 12th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) at 20:00 UTC on September 30, 2018. 2018 TC belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on October 2,...

October 04, 2018