Newly-discovered asteroid nears Earth Oct 12, 2010
October 2010 is a good time to look up especially in the directions of constellations Pisces and Aquarius!
Space Weather News for Oct 11, 2010
AURORA WATCH: The solar wind is stirring up geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after local nightfall on Oct 11-12. Tip: the hours around midnight usually produce the brightest displays.
ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2010 TD54 will fly by Earth on Tuesday, Oct 12, about 46,000 km above the planet’s surface. At closest approach, the 7-meter space rock will shine like a 14th magnitude star as it races through the constellations Pisces and Aquarius.
There is no danger of a collision.
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