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2018 mars dust storm progression over 25 hrs june 2018 by mark justice australia f

Rapidly intensifying, possibly planet-wide dust storm affecting Mars

A massive and intensifying dust storm, one of the most intense ever observed on Mars, is affecting the Red Planed since May 30, 2018. The storm is growing rapidly and is likely to go, or has already gone, global. On June 10, the storm covered more than 41 million...

June 13, 2018

asteroid 2018 lv3

Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...

June 12, 2018

chelyabinsk meteor trail 2013

Ozarks shaken by massive boom, meteor explosion suspected, US

A massive boom was heard and felt over much of the Ozarks shortly after noon (local time) on June 6, 2018. The National Weather Service said their working theory is a meteor exploding high in the atmosphere. "I felt the ground shake and wondered what in the...

June 07, 2018

china fireball june 1 2018

Meteorite fragments from June 1 fireball found, several homes damaged, China

Numerous fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1, 2018 have been found by locals in Menghai County. Executive deputy director of the Professional Committee for Meteorite Scientific Investigation of the China Scientific...

June 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 la f

Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

south africa fireball june 2 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral. Local media reports the event as meteorite strike...

June 03, 2018

fireball over china june 1 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over Jinghong City, China, several homes damaged

A very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province at 13:40 UTC on June 1, 2018. Locals reported sonic booms associated with the event. According to witness reports, the event lasted for about 2 seconds and was followed by two sonic...

June 02, 2018

night sky guide june 2018

Night Sky Guide for June 2018

The summer of 2018 in the northern hemisphere will officially begin on June 21 with June Solstice at 09:54 UTC. On this day, Earth's North Pole will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over...

June 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 ky2

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 KY2 flew past Earth at 0.78 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KY2 flew past Earth at 0.78 LD / 0.00200 AU (299 125 km / 185 911 miles) on May 26, 2018, two days after it was discovered. This is 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 27, 2018

asteroid 2018 kw1

Asteroid 2018 KW1 to flyby Earth at 0.39 LD on May 23

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KW1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (~ 149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on May 23, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since May 15 and 33rd this year. KW1...

May 22, 2018

asteroid 2010 wc9

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to flyby Earth at 0.53 LD on May 15

A re-discovered asteroid with an estimated diameter between 53 and 120 m (174 - 394 feet), designated 2010 WC9, will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.53 LD / 0.00136 AU (203 453 km / 126 419 miles) on May 15, 2018. This is one of the closest flybys from an asteroid of...

May 10, 2018

7night sky guide may 2018

Night sky guide for May 2018

Eta Aquariids meteor shower, a strong shower when viewed in the southern tropics, will peak on the night of May 6 and the morning of May 7. While this shower is capable of producing 60 meteors per hour at its peak, the waning gibbous moon will block most of the...

May 03, 2018

asteroid 2018 gr11

Asteroid 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 lunar distances

A small asteroid designated 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 LD or 0.00177 AU (~264 788 km / 164 531 miles) on April 7, 2018. This object was first observed on April 11 but the orbit solution was finalized on April 30. 2018 GR11 belongs to the Apollo group of...

May 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 hv

Small asteroid 2018 HV flew past Earth at 0.4 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 HV flew past Earth at 0.4 LD / 0.00104 AU (155 581 km / 96 674 miles) on April 22, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on April 21, just hours before its...

April 23, 2018

lyrids meteor shower

Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 21 and 22

The Lyrid meteor shower will peak on the night of April 21 and the morning of April 22. This is a medium strength shower that usually produces about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers, observed for at least 2 700...

April 21, 2018

asteroid 2018 ge3

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

April 16, 2018

3d infrared jupiter north pole

3D infrared animation of Jupiter’s north pole

NASA's Juno scientists have unveiled their 3D infrared movie depicting densely packed cyclones and anticyclones that permeate Jupiter’s polar regions, and the first detailed view of a dynamo, or engine, powering the magnetic field for any planet beyond...

April 12, 2018