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

Method:

  • 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

Shortcuts:

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

NEAFlybyChart

 

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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