NEO asteroid 2012 LZ1 is NOT going to hit the Earth and will not even be visible except by telescope. The internet is buzzing with hype about pending doom. There have been several hundreds of persons searching this website in the past hour for associated information and "pending strike"; relax please... this one is a clear miss!
2012 LZ1 will pass at 14.2 Lunar Distance (LD), this is 14.2 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. It is NOT a close call. The estimated diameter of 2012 LZ1 is 310-690 meters.
Great Report about 2012 LZ1
Bright Near-Earth Object 2012 LZ1
We just updated the blog with info and animation of bright neo 2012 LZ1:
Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes & Giovanni Sostero
If you do have a meteor sighting please file a meteor/fireball sighting report:
Website and video that is promoting "scary" and etc: http://events.slooh.com/
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1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
2012 THE Year of Meteors!