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Google earth file: Asteroid 2012 DA14.kmz (17kb, kmz)

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Ephemeris (for 2013 return)

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   V  
2013 02 13 000000 00 47 10.2 -69 29 38   0.010   0.983   62.8 116.7  19.0
2013 02 14 000000 01 00 37.4 -69 09 24   0.0067  0.985   63.6 116.1  18.1
2013 02 15 000000 01 41 21.9 -67 36 46   0.0031  0.987   66.0 113.9  16.2
2013 02 16 000000 11 28 36.7 +70 07 49   0.00086 0.988  120.6  59.4  11.2
2013 02 17 000000 15 06 52.5 +60 34 01   0.0067  0.990  107.2  72.4  16.0
2013 02 18 000000 14 08 42.6 +66 01 55   0.0089  0.992  112.3  67.2  16.5
2013 02 19 000000 14 11 40.0 +65 48 16   0.013   0.994  112.2  67.1  17.3
2013 02 20 000000 14 14 36.8 +65 34 06   0.017   0.995  112.0  67.1  17.9
2013 02 21 000000 14 16 20.6 +65 24 33   0.021   0.997  112.0  66.9  18.4


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Update:
The 38 - 85 metre wide asteroid 2012 DA14 made a close pass, travelling at 5.49 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 16th February, 2012 @ 06:19 UT ▒00:07.

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

Ed ~ the asteroid will return on the 16th February, 2013 @ 00:32 UT ▒03:18 (Minimum Distance 0.00017 AU)

Ephemeris

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   V 
2012 02 15 000000 15 41 27.6 -27 34 12   0.018   0.987   86.1  92.8  18.9
2012 02 16 000000 15 32 55.9 -16 44 56   0.017   0.988   91.5  87.4  18.7
2012 02 17 000000 15 25 10.6 -05 41 55   0.018   0.990   97.0  82.0  18.5
2012 02 18 000000 15 18 04.6 +04 46 41   0.018   0.992  101.9  77.0  18.4
2012 02 19 000000 15 11 31.9 +14 05 54   0.020   0.994  106.0  72.9  18.4
2012 02 20 000000 15 05 27.6 +22 01 50   0.022   0.996  109.2  69.7  18.5
2012 02 21 000000 14 59 47.6 +28 36 54   0.024   0.998  111.5  67.2  18.6
2012 02 22 000000 14 54 28.3 +34 01 36   0.026   1.000  113.2  65.4  18.8
2012 02 23 000000 14 49 27.0 +38 28 17   0.029   1.002  114.4  64.1  19.0
2012 02 24 000000 14 44 41.3 +42 08 24   0.032   1.003  115.3  63.1  19.1
2012 02 25 000000 14 40 09.2 +45 11 23   0.034   1.005  115.9  62.4  19.3


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Orbital elements:
2012 DA14                                                Earth MOID = 0.0002 AU
Epoch 2012 Mar. 14.0 TT = JDT 2456000.5                 MPC
M 103.32879              (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.98299208     Peri.  271.10866     +0.51514870     -0.85159843
a   1.0017731      Node   147.29585     +0.84032283     +0.47954750
e   0.1082261      Incl.   10.33843     +0.16875831     +0.21169391
P   1.00           H   24.4           G   0.15           U   7

MPEC 2012 - D51

Ed ~ it seems thatá the asteroid 2012 DA14 made an extremely close pass of the Earth on the 18th February, 2012.



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