THE HIT LIST
OCTOBER 1999

This month's current comets and near earth asteroids - 15 October 1999 05:00UT
Thanks to Starry Night for a great program!

COMETS
Positions of comets may be deceiving. Remember this is a two dimensional image. The first image is looking from above, down upon the sun and inner planets.

LEGEND:
Sun = Center of image
Comets = green dots
Red Lines w/ arrows indicate Comet orbit and direction
Earth's orbit in green
Venus orbit in white
Mercury's orbit in red

Comet Lee's Current Position:


The image below is looking from the ecliptic.
The earth in this image is coming toward us and we are about 3 A.U.'s from the sun.
Again the image is deceiving as this is only a two dimensional image.

LEGEND:
Sun = Center of image
Earth orbit = green
Venus orbit = white
Comets = green dots
The general direction of each comet is depicted by a small white line
(the comet is going away from the green dot and toward the direction of the line.
For instance, K5 LINEAR is traveling downward in this image).
Tails (not on all comets pictured) are only used with some to depict angle away from sun and are blue.


ASTEROIDS(and some comets!)
Close Approaches
1 A.U. = 92,870,000 miles = 149,790,000 Kilometers

Oct 01 - Asteroid 1999 RC32 Near-Earth Flyby (0.338 AU)
Oct 02 - Asteroid 1999 RK45 Near-Earth Flyby (0.108 AU)
Oct 02 - Asteroid 1999 GK4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.321 AU)
Oct 03 - Asteroid 1999 CU3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.231 AU)
Oct 06 - Asteroid 1999 HP11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.201 AU)
Oct 06 - Asteroid 1999 RV2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.239 AU)
Oct 08 - Asteroid 1999 TY2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)
Oct 08 - Asteroid 1998 TU3 Closest Approach To Earth (0.774 AU)
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1999 RP36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.307 AU)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 11 - Asteroid 1999 RU2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.248 AU)
Oct 13 - Asteroid 1999 SF10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.0078 AU)
Oct 13 - Comet Ge-Wang Closest Approach To Earth (1.670 AU)
Oct 14 - Asteroid 1999 SG10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
Oct 14 - Asteroid 1994 TF2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.292 AU)
Oct 14 - Asteroid 1998 SZ27 Closest Approach To Earth (0.513 AU)
Oct 14 - Asteroid 10860 (1995 LE) Closest Approach To Earth (0.608 AU)
Oct 16 - Asteroid 1999 LF6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)
Oct 18 - Asteroid 1994 WZ2 Closest Approach To Earth (0.839 AU)
Oct 21 - Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 21 - Asteroid 5653 (1992 WD5) Closest Approach To Earth (0.886 AU)
Oct 22 - Asteroid 11066 (1992 CC1) Closest Approach To Earth (0.511 AU)
Oct 23 - Asteroid 1990 UA Near-Earth Flyby (0.223 AU)
Oct 24 - Comet Schuster Closest Approach To Earth (0.777 AU)
Oct 25 - Asteroid 1999 SE10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.244 AU)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 1999 RQ28 Near-Earth Flyby (0.127 AU)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 3838 Epona Near-Earth Flyby (0.374 AU)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 1997 GO27 Closest Approach To Earth (0.462 AU)
Oct 28 - Comet C/1999 J3 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.441 AU)
NOVEMBER
Nov 03 - Asteroid 1990 SS Near-Earth Flyby (0.356 AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 1943 Anteros Closest Approach To Earth (0.809 AU)
Nov 12 - Asteroid 8176 (1991 WA) Closest Approach To Earth (0.476 AU)
Nov 13 - Asteroid 1998 VR Closest Approach To Earth (0.865 AU)
Nov 15 - Asteroid 9202 (1993 PB) Closest Approach To Earth (0.865 AU)
Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peak (Potential Meteor Storm)
Nov 18 - Asteroid 10165 (1995 BL2) Closest Approach To Earth (0.573 AU)
Nov 18 - Asteroid 1998 BP26 Closest Approach To Earth (0.911 AU)
Nov 20 - Asteroid 1998 YW3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.397 AU)
Nov 21 - Asteroid 1998 YW3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.382 AU)
Nov 22 - Asteroid 1989 VA Near-Earth Flyby (0.194 AU)
Nov 22 - Asteroid 3753 Cruithne Near-Earth Flyby (0.317 AU)


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