If you want to try tracking the Asteroid 2012 DA14 fly-by tonight, use HeavensAbove # shortcuts


  • Visit Heavens Above Location Database and search for your location
  • Pick your Location from the responses for the search
  • When redirected to the homepage, click the Click here for a sky chart and table of positions for your location at the top


London illustrated below, but using the website you can adjust the time you’re observing to reflect the rotation of the sky:



See also: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/how-to-watch-asteroid-2012-da14-earth

It will be at closest approach around 1930h – so European viewing will be rubbish, you need to be in Indonesia for that – but still, make of it what you can.


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