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Post by Dragon Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:09 am

A cruise-ship-sized space rock called 1999 VF22 will safely pass Earth on February 22, 2022.

It’ll be this particular space rock’s closest approach in more than 100 years.

Closest approach will be at 2:54 a.m. EST (07:54 UTC) on February 22.

The asteroid will pass us at a distance of 3.3 million miles (5.4 million km) or almost 14 times the Earth-moon distance.

Despite this safe expanse, it will still be close enough for astronomers to study the asteroid using radar.

The Virtual Telescope will also air its flyby live.

And you can use a (large) backyard telescope to watch it slide past.


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Post by Dragon Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:11 am

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Illustration by Eddie Irizarry/ Stellarium.

Location of asteroid 1999 VF22 on the night of February 21, 2022, just hours before its closest approach.

Facing north with a 12″ or larger diameter telescope.


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Post by Dragon Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:13 am

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Have a computerized large telescope?

Point it at one these reference stars on February 21, 2022, at 11:20 pm CST.

You might be able to see the speeding asteroid passing in front of the stars.

Even though it’s moving quickly through space, it should appear as a slow object from our perspective, due to its distance.


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Post by Dragon Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:15 am



Next 22 Feb. 2022, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (455176) 1999 VF22 will have a relatively close, and obviously safe, encounter with us, coming at about 5.4 millions of km from the Earth.


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