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FIREBALL ALERT...Upcoming NEO (Near Earth Object) Close Passes Could Mean Increased Fireball Activity

Asteroid Date(UT) Miss Distance Mag. Size
2003 QC10 Sep 18 50 LD -- 1.2 km
2004 SV55 Sep 19 67.5 LD -- 1.2 km
2007 TD Sep 22 6.2 LD -- 58 m
2011 SO5 Sep 29 5.6 LD -- 35 m
2002 AG29 Oct 9 77.1 LD -- 1.0 km
2000 OJ8 Oct 13 49.8 LD -- 2.4 km
2009 TM8 Oct 17 0.9 LD -- 8 m
2011 FZ2 Nov 7 75.9 LD -- 1.6 km
2005 YU55 Nov 8 0.8 LD -- 175 m
1994 CK1 Nov 16 68.8 LD -- 1.5 km
1996 FG3 Nov 23 39.5 LD -- 1.1 km
2003 WM7 Dec 9 47.6 LD -- 1.5 km
1999 XP35 Dec 20 77.5 LD -- 1.0 km
2000 YA Dec 26 2.9 LD -- 80 m
Notes: LD = "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.

ELPALLSKY Readers...Have cellphones, video cameras, still cameras at the ready a couple days prior to, and after the dates highlighted above. Data shows that these close NEO asteroid passes have produced spectacular fireball events around the world.
SANDIA SENTINEL FIREBALL NETWORK ALLSKY CAMERA OPERATORS...Please be sure your cameras and computers are running  during these NEO events. Your data could lead to a find!

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