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Location : Clio, AL
Registration date : 2008-01-10

PostSubject: ASTEROID FLYBY   Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:58 am

Asteroid 2007 TU24 is flying past Earth this week at a
distance of only 334,000 miles (1.4 lunar distances). NASA radars
tracking the asteroid confirm that there is no danger of a collision, but
it will be close enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through
mid-sized backyard telescopes. At closest approach on Jan. 29th, the
asteroid will glide through the constellations Andromeda and Cassiopeia
glowing like a 10th magnitude star. Visit for
celestial coordinates and a low-resolution radar image of the approaching

HALO BONUS: A photographer in Finland has captured the long-sought
"Kern arc", a rare sun halo created by triangular ice crystals. Experts
are calling it the "halo photo of the decade" and it is featured on
today's edition of

"The Wiregrass Region's Weather Source."
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Location : Newville
Registration date : 2008-01-12

PostSubject: Re: ASTEROID FLYBY   Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:58 pm

That is a unique website ..I would encourage anyone to check it out. I has lots of info for amatuers like me Smile
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