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  • Location: hertfordshire
  • Location: hertfordshire

According to Spaceweather.com a asteroid a few metres in diametre will hit Earth tomorrow over northern Sudan. The asteroid named 2008TC3 will hit at approx 0246 UTC releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintergrates and exploads in the atmosphere. There is no threat expected on the ground.

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  • Location: Doncaster 50 m asl
  • Location: Doncaster 50 m asl
According to Spaceweather.com a asteroid a few metres in diametre will hit Earth tomorrow over northern Sudan. The asteroid named 2008TC3 will hit at approx 0246 UTC releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintergrates and exploads in the atmosphere. There is no threat expected on the ground.

Thanks tundra. Like many on here, I look at this web site every day (in my case at about 5.30am each day) so you have given me a reason to wake up even earlier tomorrow to watch the story unfold.

I like to use the JPL 3d orbits in my physics lessons to make Space an even more exciting subject; the pupils just love knowing that there is a rock out there with our name on it!

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  • Location: West/Central London (W11) 27m (88ft) ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms!! (With the odd gale thrown in)
  • Location: West/Central London (W11) 27m (88ft) ASL

Does anyone have any idea on the extent of the viewing for this asteroid?

I am actually in Athens at the moment and the skies are clear, so may be worth me finding my way to the top of a hill if I can view it... Anyone know if I will be able to see it easily?

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  • Location: West/Central London (W11) 27m (88ft) ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms!! (With the odd gale thrown in)
  • Location: West/Central London (W11) 27m (88ft) ASL

Thanks for that Delta, also found this:

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news159.html

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  • Location: Bangor, Northern Ireland (20m asl, near coast)
  • Weather Preferences: Any weather will do.
  • Location: Bangor, Northern Ireland (20m asl, near coast)

I seen this little bugger on the Near Earth Objects webiste, at 0.08 Lunar distance from earth it must have been pulled by gravity towards us to collide. It never mentioned a collision but I new by the distance from earth that it would impact.

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
sweet! Will watch!

Sent from my nokia e66

This was a couple of weeks ago now.

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

If it was an act of biological fertilization it would not matter in the slightest whether it was two thousand years or two minutes ago, job done...

Edited by Rustynailer
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  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip
  • Location: Left of centre off of the strip
This was a couple of weeks ago now.

ahhh was sitting at the pub waiting for some friends when i read this, I must have missed the dates ... d'oh

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