2018 GE3
Taken by michael jäger on April 14, 2018 @ Weißenkirchen Austria
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According to wikipedia is
2018 GE3 an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, classified as a near-Earth object, approximately 37–138 meters (100–500 feet) in diameter. It was first observed on 14 April 2018, only one day prior to its sub-lunar close encounter with Earth at 0.50 LD (0.00128 AU) on 15 April 2018. It is the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth in observational history
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Amazing...great video! We are SO lucky!
Posted by maha 2018-04-16 13:55:44
Michael, do you think the fluctuations in the light from the object are related to tumbling of the asteroid? I noticed this in your other video as well. It almost looks like you can see it tumbling through space. Very cool.
Posted by le93baron 2018-04-15 15:31:41
Bob, The changes in brightness are real, as the sky conditions did not change during the recording Michael
Posted by jeanc567 2018-04-15 19:36:57
Saw your photo on EarthSky.org. Congrats!
Posted by le93baron 2018-04-16 05:42:57
75 thumbs up
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