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New Asteroid '2013 EC' Similar To Russian Meteor To Pass Earth At A Distance Less Than Moon's Orbit

A newly discovered asteroid similar to the one that exploded over Russia two weeks ago is set to pass Earth at an approximate distance of the moon's orbit Monday, March 4, at 2:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. UTC).
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Orbital elements:
2013 EC                                                  Earth MOID = 0.0023 AU
Epoch 2013 Apr. 18.0 TT = JDT 2456400.5                 MPC
M 359.97217              (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.30808329     Peri.  261.31328     -0.44246825     +0.89625229
a   2.1711540      Node   342.32575     -0.77759886     -0.40058925
e   0.6982200      Incl.    5.83802     -0.44672348     -0.19042080
P   3.20           H   27.7           G   0.15           U   7

MPEC 2013 - E05

Key to Orbital elements

The 8 - 17 metre wide asteroid 2013 EC will make a close pass (1.0 lunar distances, 0.0026 AU), travelling at 20.20 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 4th March, 2013 @ 07:35 UT 00:04.

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The Lunar Distance (LD), the distance between Earth and the Moon, equals 384,401 km, (or 0.00256 AU).



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