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13 May 2012

Breaking News Alert- NEOs Close Approach May 2012

NEO (2012 JU) to Make Close Approach to Earth 13MAY2012 be Ready for Some Increased Meteor Activity!
  May 13 asteroid NEO 2012 JU will pass at approximately one-half Lunar Distance (LD) to Earth and other detected NEOs (Near Earth Objects) 2010 KK37 on 19MAY2012 and 2001 CQ36 on 30MAY2012 will safely pass Earth this month; all known NEOs remaining for May 2012 are shown below in the NASA table (with links to their orbits, etc)..  Be ready to view the night sky with eyes and cameras to witness the other debris that may be accompanying.  If you have a meteor/fireball/bolide sighting report please let us know by filing a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html

Keep looking skyward!  -LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Dirk Ross...Tokyo
UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
141432 (2002 CQ11) 2012-May-120.102239.8280 m - 630 m19.916.26
(2008 CB6) 2012-May-130.110342.910 m - 23 m27.110.85
(2012 JU) 2012-May-130.00140.57.7 m - 17 m27.713.39
(2010 SO16) 2012-May-130.142355.4200 m - 460 m20.69.53
(2001 QN142) 2012-May-150.191574.5140 m - 310 m21.413.43
(2012 GK) 2012-May-150.056422.089 m - 200 m22.48.28
(2011 KY15) 2012-May-150.158661.741 m - 93 m24.017.61
(2012 HN13) 2012-May-150.082332.073 m - 160 m22.88.02
(2012 HC20) 2012-May-180.123548.0130 m - 300 m21.516.96
(2001 BA16) 2012-May-180.115745.018 m - 41 m25.86.66
(2010 KK37) 2012-May-190.00582.319 m - 43 m25.710.94
4183 Cuno 2012-May-200.121847.43.5 km - 7.8 km14.414.40
(2006 KY67) 2012-May-230.149958.368 m - 150 m23.013.88
(2011 KG4) 2012-May-240.121647.367 m - 150 m23.011.50
(2012 HZ33) 2012-May-240.159061.9240 m - 530 m20.312.75
(2002 KM3) 2012-May-240.184571.890 m - 200 m22.415.67
(1994 NK) 2012-May-240.118646.2270 m - 610 m19.96.87
(2012 HL8) 2012-May-250.131651.249 m - 110 m23.76.64
154330 (2002 VX94) 2012-May-260.186972.8670 m - 1.5 km18.013.62
(2002 AW) 2012-May-260.192474.9210 m - 460 m20.66.95
(2001 CQ36) 2012-May-300.025810.077 m - 170 m22.75.62
(2002 OA22) 2012-May-310.119746.6360 m - 820 m19.37.01
Source NASA/JPL/CalTech: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2012 THE Year of Meteors!