• Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 flight path on 15 February 2013

    Date:14 February 2013 Tags:, , ,

    Watch an animation depicting the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 as it travels within the Earth-Moon system on 15 February 2013…

    At the time of its closest approach to Earth at approximately 9:25 pm in South Africa (2:25 pm EST), the asteroid will be about 27 600 kilometres above Earth’s surface over Indonesia.

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