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Comment by Sarah Walton on September 24, 2010 at 4:41pm
Anyone see the Harvest Moon?
Comment by George on September 8, 2010 at 2:56am
Two asteroids to pass near earth today

Wired.com: Asteroid Double Whammy Near Earth Wednesday

Get out your telescopes! Two small asteroids will come within moon distance of Earth Wednesday.

The first, asteroid 2010 RX30, will come within 154,100 miles of Earth — about 60 percent of the Earth-moon distance — at 5:51 a.m. EDT (1251 UT). This asteroid is estimated to be about 42 feet across.

The second, 2010 RF12, will come almost 12 hours later, at 5:12 p.m. EDT (0012 UT Thursday). It will swing by Earth at just 20 percent the Earth-moon distance, or 47,845 miles. 2010 RF12 is even smaller, only about 23 feet across.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on August 20, 2010 at 12:12am
Comment by George on April 8, 2010 at 6:18pm
@Grundgetta
Newfound Asteroid Will Fly Close by Earth Thursday (space.com)

The asteroid will pass 9/10ths of the distance between the earth and the moon - 223,000 miles - so I would say no.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 8, 2010 at 3:56pm
I tend to think that, with an object that small, you'd do much better to clothe your eyes (say, in a telescope).
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on April 8, 2010 at 3:24pm
Dont know this is a good question.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on April 8, 2010 at 10:28am
Will we be able to see this asteroid with our nekkid eyes?
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on April 8, 2010 at 10:16am
neiltyson Just an FYI: New asteroid "2010GA6," size of a house, will buzz-cut Earth at 7:06pm ET today, coming closer than the Moon
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on March 1, 2010 at 4:18pm
Cant believe Im just finding this group!
Comment by Ryan Tombleson on August 22, 2009 at 11:35am
Hopefully second time is a charm...

In case any of you guys missed the Perseids (thank you very much Charlotte) Astronomy.com has a nice time lapse video over a three day period:
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