If you liked observing the sky through home telescopes, but missed the asteroid pass (or, say, weather prevented you), then We found a lot of great videos showing this event on the web. More specifically, it was about asteroid trip (7482) 1994 PC1 with a diameter of about one kilometer that passed Earth at a relatively short distance of 2 million kilometres, or about four times the distance from Earth to the Moon.
The asteroid was closely followed as of August 2021, although it was known from the start that it is It does not threaten our planet yet. However, it is worth watching it, because in 1933 this object flew only 1.13 million km from the Earth, which is a very close distance by cosmological standards. We will have to wait for another flight just as close (7482) 1994 PC1, until the beginning of the twenty-second century.
We’ll see, then, how the asteroid’s passage has been documented by netizens who have shared photos and recordings from their home telescopes.
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