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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Near-Earth asteroid flyby this weekend

Space Weather News for Sept. 4, 2014

ASTEROID FLYBY: On Sunday, Sept. 7th, a house-sized asteroid named
"2014 RC" will fly through the Earth-Moon system approximately 40,000
km from our planet. At closest approach, the space rock will be
almost inside the orbit of Earth's geosynchronous satellites. Amateur
astronomers, especially those in the southern hemisphere, may be able
to observe the flyby. Check for more

AURORA WATCH: On Sept. 6th, a day before the asteroid flyby, a CME is
expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field, setting
the stage for a nice display of high-latitude auroras. Geomagnetic
storm alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Lyra Website:
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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