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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bright Asteroid Flyby

Space Weather News for Jan. 21, 2015

Early next week, a large asteroid named 2004 BL86 will fly past the
Earth-Moon system. There's no danger of a collision, but NASA radars
will be monitoring the mountain-sized space rock as it passes by only
745,000 miles away. Amateur astronomers can watch the flyby, too.
Glowing like a 9th magnitude star, 2004 BL86 will be an easy target
for backyard telescopes on the night of closest approach, Jan. 26-27.
Check for observing tips and more information.

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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