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15 June 2012

NEO Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Fear Mongering and Profiteering

NEO Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Fear Mongering on Internet

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.
-LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo

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:
http://bit.ly/LD7zFk
Ciao,
Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes & Giovanni Sostero
http://remanzacco.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/comets77


If you do have a meteor sighting please file a meteor/fireball sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html

Website and video that is promoting "scary" and etc: http://events.slooh.com/

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 KM11) 2012-Jun-140.094336.732 m - 70 m24.65.93
(2012 LZ1) 2012-Jun-140.036414.2310 m - 690 m19.716.99
(2012 LP1) 2012-Jun-150.084833.057 m - 130 m23.411.65
(2012 HN40) 2012-Jun-150.118246.0220 m - 490 m20.413.79
329395 (2002 AC) 2012-Jun-160.159862.2740 m - 1.7 km17.826.71
137120 (1999 BJ8) 2012-Jun-160.176968.8670 m - 1.5 km18.014.88
(2011 KR12) 2012-Jun-190.131851.3140 m - 310 m21.410.10
(2004 HB39) 2012-Jun-200.160562.577 m - 170 m22.78.88
(2012 LF4) 2012-Jun-200.035213.734 m - 77 m24.47.08
(2008 CE119) 2012-Jun-210.181170.521 m - 46 m25.53.22
308242 (2005 GO21) 2012-Jun-210.044017.11.4 km - 3.1 km16.413.27
(2012 LG4) 2012-Jun-220.052620.553 m - 120 m23.510.84
(2012 LU) 2012-Jun-230.01485.827 m - 59 m25.05.52
(2011 AH5) 2012-Jun-250.167065.017 m - 39 m25.95.84
(2012 FA14) 2012-Jun-250.032212.575 m - 170 m22.75.28
(2004 YG1) 2012-Jun-250.089034.7140 m - 310 m21.411.34
(2010 AF3) 2012-Jun-250.119046.316 m - 36 m26.16.54
(2008 YT30) 2012-Jun-260.071527.8370 m - 820 m19.310.70
(2010 NY65) 2012-Jun-270.102339.8120 m - 270 m21.715.09
(2008 WM64) 2012-Jun-280.144956.4200 m - 450 m20.617.31
(2010 CD55) 2012-Jun-280.197576.864 m - 140 m23.16.33
(2004 CL) 2012-Jun-300.111343.3220 m - 480 m20.520.7
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2012 THE Year of Meteors!