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Asteroid 2004 BL86

A Huge space rock has approached  Earth in a harmless but eye-catching close encounter on Monday night, Jan. 26-27.

This Asteroid is believed to be 740,000 miles away (3.1 times farther from us than the Moon) with a 0.5 km in diameter.

It can be seen by optical aid such as powerful binoculars or a Telescope. Please watch the video below on how and where to look for it in the sky.

This Asteroid “2004 BL86” will be the closest by any known space rock this large until asteroid 1999 AN10 flies past Earth in 2027.

Visit Spaceweather.com for more info (Archives 26th Jan 2015)

& NASA JPL Database & Spaceweather Realtime Image Gallary 

Clear Skies

GAM: Remote Observing Programs



29th April 2014 :Solar Eclipse @06:00 UTC 

GAM Solar Eclipse

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21st April 2014 :Stars for all @20:30 UTC

Stars for all

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15th April 2014 :Total Lunar Eclipse @06:30 UTC

If you cannot view the eclipse directly yourself, including me :). You can watch it online.  Updates: This event is now over, you can watch the recording of the whole program here on YouTube

10th April 2014 :Vesta Watch @20:30 UTC

As part of GAM, Remote Observing Programs, On 10th April 2014,Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System. At the time of viewing it will be brighter than magnitude 6. So easily visible by the Virtual Telescope.

Vesta Watch Watch the event on webTV. 


8th April 2014 : The Night Of The Red Planet Online Observing Event @23:00 UTC

As part of GAM, Remote Observing Programs, On 8th April 2014, Mars, the red planet, will be at opposition. That very same night, we will explore that inspiring and amazing world thanks to the Virtual Telescope, sharing its images online, in real-time.

Live commentary by Dr. Gianluca Masi, astrophysicist.

GAM Mars Online

Watch the event on webTV.


6th April 2014 : Near Earth Asteroid Observing Event @00:00 UTC

As part of GAM, Remote Observing Programs, today 6th April 2014, at 10:25 UTC, the 50-meters large asteroid 2014 GN1 will make a very close approach with the Earth, reaching a minimum distance of less than 930.000 km, that is 2.44 lunar distances.

This is a very safe distance, but still a very spectacular occurrence, so the Virtual Telescope Project will offer a live, online event sharing real-time images of 2014 GN1 with live commentary by our scientific staff.

Watch the event on webTV.


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