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asteroid 2019 vb5

Asteroids 2019 VB5 and VF5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance

Two newly discovered Apollo-class asteroids designated 2019 VB5 and VF5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 9, 2019. 2019 VB5 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on November 8, one day before its close approach. The object flew past us...

November 13, 2019

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2019 Mercury transit across the Sun

Skywatchers around the world witnessed a rare celestial event on November 11, 2019 - planet Mercury moving across the face of the Sun. From the perspective of humans on Earth, Mercury spent 5.5 hours crossing in front of the face of the Sun. This is the last...

November 12, 2019

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Fireball lights up the sky over St. Louis, Missouri during Northern Taurid meteor shower

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri at around 02:53 UTC on November 11, 2019, one of the peak nights for the Northern Taurid meteor shower. Radio station KSDL and TV station KMOV reported that local residents saw a flash of...

November 12, 2019

asteroid 2019 vs4

Asteroid 2019 VS4 flew past Earth at 0.36 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VS4 flew past Earth at 0.36 LD / 0.00093 AU (139 126 km / 86 448 miles) on November 6, 2019. It was first observed at ISON-Byurakan Observatory on the same day. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has...

November 09, 2019

asteroid 2019 ud10

Asteroid 2019 UD10 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UD10 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 10:08 UTC on October 27, 2019. 2019 UD10 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey,...

November 06, 2019

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Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, becomes second to leave the heliosphere

​University of Iowa researchers have reported on November 4, 2019, that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the heliosphere or the protective bubble particles and magnetic fields produced by the Sun....

November 05, 2019

asteroid 2019 vr

Asteroid 2019 VR flew past Earth at 0.35 LD, just 35 minutes after 2019 VD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VR flew past Earth at 0.35 LD / 0.00091 AU (136 134 km / 84 589 miles) at 10:30 UTC on November 4, 2019. The object flew past us just 35 minutes after 2019 VD at 0.45 LD. The object belongs to the Apollo group of...

November 04, 2019

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New type of storm discovered on Saturn's surface

A new type of storm was discovered on Saturn's surface. The researchers analyzed hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur astronomers and developed simulations to understand the strange weather events. Telescope imagery revealed long patches of bright clouds near...

November 04, 2019

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Asteroid Hygiea the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system

Hygiea, previously classified as an asteroid, may actually be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system, according to a study published on October 28, 2019. New images by the ESO's SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) revealed that the space...

November 04, 2019

asteroid 2019 vd

Asteroid 2019 VD to flyby Earth at 0.45 LD on November 4

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VD will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.45 LD / 0.00116 AU (173 533 km / 107 828 miles) at 09:55 UTC on November 4, 2019. The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Pan-STARRS 2,...

November 03, 2019

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Very bright daylight fireball over Ontario, Canada

A very bright daylight fireball was seen streaking across the sky over Ontario, Canada at 22:28 UTC on October 29, 2019 (18:28 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just 3 reports by November 3. Paul Delaney from York University said the object had...

November 03, 2019

asteroid 2019 va

Asteroid 2019 VA to flyby Earth at 0.28 LD on November 2

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VA will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00072 AU (107 710 km / 66 928 miles) at 17:41 UTC on November 2, 2019. 2019 VA belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on...

November 02, 2019

asteroid 2019 un13

Extremely close flyby of asteroid 2019 UN13 - just 0.03 LD, closest since February 2011

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UN13 flew past Earth at an extremely close distance of just 0.03 LD / 8.43e-5 AU (12 611 km / 7 836 miles) at 14:45 UTC on October 31, 2019. The asteroid was discovered early October 31 at Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona,...

November 02, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for November 2019

November 1 - Fornax well placed for observation. Across much of the world, the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At magnitude 9.0, Fornax is quite faint, and...

November 01, 2019

asteroid 2019 ux12

Asteroid 2019 UX12 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UX12 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) at 03:08 UTC on October 26, 2019, making it the 10th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in the month of October and...

November 01, 2019

asteroid 2019 ug11

Asteroid 2019 UG11 to flyby Earth at 0.55 LD on November 1

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UG11 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.55 LD / 0.00140 AU (209 437 km / 130 38 miles) at 20:42 UTC on November 1, 2019. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 29, 3 days after its close approach...

October 31, 2019

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Bright green fireball blazes over Ireland

A bright green meteor flashed through the night sky over Ireland before 19:00 LT on October 29, 2019. So far, 71 reports about the fireball were logged with the American Meteor Society (AMS). "We received 71 reports about a fireball seen over County Cavan,...

October 30, 2019