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Today’s Alignment – March 23, 2012

http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ahel/2000/ahel2012.pdf

SWISS Ephemeris for March, 2012

Events

Meteor Showers

Lyrids - April 21-22 | Eta Aquarids - May 5-6 | Delta Aquarids - July 28-30 | Capricornids - July 29-30

Perseids - August 11-12 | Orionids - October 20-21 | Leonids - November 16-17 | Geminids - December 12-13

Eclipses

1) Annual Solar Eclipse – May 20
2) Partial Lunar Eclipse – June 04
3) Total Eclipse – Nov 13
4) Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – Nov 28

Transits

Transit of Venus of 2012 – Jun 05/06

Near-Earth Objects

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 EB2)  2012-Mar-23 0.0395 15.4 32 m – 71 m 24.6 5.85
(2012 BS23)  2012-Mar-23 0.1580 61.5 140 m – 310 m 21.4 11.05
(2012 DW30)  2012-Mar-24 0.1191 46.4 77 m – 170 m 22.7 5.02
(2012 EC)  2012-Mar-24 0.1939 75.5 52 m – 120 m 23.5 2.90
(2012 DO)  2012-Mar-25 0.1061 41.3 240 m – 540 m 20.2 7.59
(2012 EK8)  2012-Mar-25 0.0289 11.2 51 m – 110 m 23.6 9.28
152754 (1999 GS6)  2012-Mar-26 0.1118 43.5 340 m – 760 m 19.5 11.71
(2011 GB55)  2012-Mar-27 0.1114 43.4 130 m – 280 m 21.6 16.14
(2012 FE)  2012-Mar-27 0.0318 12.4 10 m – 23 m 27.0 6.95
(2002 EW8)  2012-Mar-28 0.1996 77.7 53 m – 120 m 23.5 13.67
(2012 EM8)  2012-Mar-30 0.0466 18.1 30 m – 67 m 24.8 4.08
(2012 CA55)  2012-Mar-30 0.0566 22.0 120 m – 270 m 21.7 9.26
(2008 GD)  2012-Mar-30 0.1687 65.6 300 m – 670 m 19.7 32.35
(2009 TP)  2012-Mar-31 0.1157 45.0 52 m – 120 m 23.5 3.72


Credit: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca

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