Join in with our Planetary Defense team and observe newly discovered asteroid 2020 XX3 tonight!
Tonight, asteroid 2020 XX3 will fly by the Earth about 85% closer to us than the Moon! (35,463 miles or 57,072 kilometers away)
Quick Facts about asteroid 2020 XX3:
- Belongs to the subgroup of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) known as Apollo asteroids
- Diameter: between 4-10 meters (13-33 feet)
- It will be visible between December 17 at 22:00 UTC and December 18 at 05:00 UTC
The movie below shows the orbital path of asteroid 2020 XX3:
2020 XX3 is a challenging target! To observe it, you will need to follow the tutorial below:
An example of what your LOG should look like:
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Clear skies! 🔭
SETI/Unistellar Planetary Defense Team