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23 December 2012

NEO Close Approaches DEC2012

NEO Close Approaches DEC2012

UPDATE 23DEC2012
(2012 YS1) 2012-Dec-240.02098.127 m - 60 m25.017.41


Yet More Found- UPDATE - 15DEC2012
(2012 XP134) 2012-Dec-150.00311.27.7 m - 17 m27.78.84
(2012 XL134) 2012-Dec-150.00180.77.4 m - 16 m27.810.07

UPDATE- 14DEC2012
Much more meteor activity ahead!
(2012 XJ112) 2012-Dec-100.00612.411 m - 24 m27.011.03
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 XE54) 2012-Dec-110.00150.620 m - 44 m25.713.27
(2012 XL55) 2012-Dec-110.01094.210 m - 23 m27.118.76
2009 BS5) 2012-Dec-110.02178.48.8 m - 20 m27.45.69
(2012 XB112) 2012-Dec-140.00210.83.0 m - 6.7 m29.74.43
(2012 XH112) 2012-Dec-150.00441.710 m - 23 m27.014.37
(2012 XM16) 2012-Dec-160.00803.119 m - 42 m25.712.98
(2012 XM55) 2012-Dec-230.00783.17.2 m - 16 m27.82.88
(2012 XP55) 2012-Dec-270.02349.141 m - 92 m24.114.06
Source: NASA/JPL http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

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  The approaches by NEOs thus far detected for DEC 2012 only includes ONE with an LD (Lunar Distance) of less than LD10!

 Asteroid 4179 Toutatis with a diameter of 5.4 kilometers (3.36 miles diameter - big enough!!!) will pass safely at 18LD but there may be debris from it that will increase meteor activity a few days  just prior and following its passing on 12DEC2012; CAMERAS and OBSERVERS READY! - File a sighting report on this site IF you witness a bolide, fireball or meteor; thank you!

 This list WILL certainly be updated or proven incomplete this month, December 2012. Meteor/Fireball activity for December 2012 will continue to be at an increased level. Check back as more NEOs will be found and announced.
-LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
(2008 KT) 2012-Dec-010.164263.96.0 m - 14 m28.27.83
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 VJ46) 2012-Dec-020.095237.040 m - 90 m24.17.33
(2010 TK7) 2012-Dec-050.197476.8200 m - 450 m20.614.59
(2012 TH79) 2012-Dec-050.138453.8130 m - 290 m21.69.19
(2008 WJ60) 2012-Dec-080.163163.5160 m - 350 m21.29.11
(2011 KG4) 2012-Dec-080.153959.967 m - 150 m23.013.04
(2007 WM3) 2012-Dec-080.156160.864 m - 140 m23.19.47
(2008 YZ28) 2012-Dec-090.163763.7270 m - 590 m20.021.11
(2012 SD22) 2012-Dec-100.173967.7260 m - 580 m20.010.77
(2006 VB14) 2012-Dec-100.106541.5510 m - 1.2 km18.616.14
(2009 BS5) 2012-Dec-110.02178.48.8 m - 20 m27.45.69
4179 Toutatis 2012-Dec-120.046318.05.4 km15.311.91
(2011 OB57) 2012-Dec-140.166064.617 m - 37 m26.04.93
88213 (2001 AF2) 2012-Dec-150.181270.5510 m - 1.1 km18.621.31
(2002 XQ40) 2012-Dec-170.119946.798 m - 220 m22.214.61
(2004 YA5) 2012-Dec-170.059723.281 m - 180 m22.620.23
(2011 LT17) 2012-Dec-180.122647.7120 m - 260 m21.816.54
(1999 NW2) 2012-Dec-190.169566.062 m - 140 m23.15.31
(2012 VA5) 2012-Dec-190.110943.1120 m - 260 m21.89.35
(2012 QQ50) 2012-Dec-190.147057.2310 m - 690 m19.710.77
(2012 HK31) 2012-Dec-200.180770.322 m - 50 m25.43.86
(2004 XL14) 2012-Dec-200.196276.3150 m - 340 m21.218.32
203471 (2002 AU4) 2012-Dec-210.102339.8490 m - 1.1 km18.711.92
(2004 JO1) 2012-Dec-220.197576.9190 m - 440 m20.717.87
163899 (2003 SD220) 2012-Dec-230.153659.81.1 km - 2.5 km16.910.18
33342 (1998 WT24) 2012-Dec-230.177969.2700 m - 1.6 km17.914.85
162911 (2001 LL5) 2012-Dec-240.157161.1420 m - 940 m19.08.75
(2009 LD) 2012-Dec-240.159061.916 m - 35 m26.25.65
(2010 BB) 2012-Dec-260.055521.6270 m - 590 m20.09.53
(2000 WL63) 2012-Dec-260.177269.0330 m - 730 m19.610.35
(2011 HS60) 2012-Dec-280.177068.9130 m - 290 m21.516.39
(2012 VF37) 2012-Dec-280.038815.1170 m - 380 m21.012.76
(2003 UC20) 2012-Dec-290.065925.7600 m - 1.3 km18.28.01
Source: NASA/JPL - http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Subject to change!

update 23DEC2012
updated 4/12/2012 16:46 Japan Standard Time
UPDATE- 14DEC2012
original post 03/12/2012 16:46 Japan Standard Time

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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