Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth July 3

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  1. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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  2. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    That was interesting.

    The article was written Sep 27 2004, and mentions that this rock orbits the Earth every 4 years in the the fall. I'm not sure where you got July 3rd from.

    I guess what we all REALLY want to know is... How will this effect the fishing! LOL

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  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Man could you imagine if that thing hit us, we would all be doomed!
     
  4. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    wow thats pertty interesting
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    The July 3rd was on another site...

    ASTEROID FLYBY: During the early morning hours of Monday, July 3rd, asteroid 2004 XP14 will fly past Earth barely farther away than the Moon. XP14 is large enough (600 meters wide) and bright enough (11th magnitude) to see through backyard telescopes as it races across the star-fields of the Milky Way. There's no danger of a collision, just a nice photo-op for amateur astronomers.

    source: http://www.spaceweather.com/
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

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    Lets hope it affects fishing in the most positive way imaginable. I was a little worried until i read that its four times the distance of the moon away from us. Thankfully with it being so far away it won't spook the fish!
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

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    I always thought that "ASTEROID" was a rectal disease. LOL!
     
  8. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Where are Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck when you need them?
     
  9. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    LOl...LOL....LOL
     
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    catfishjohn New Member

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  11. Fatkat

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    Big George you ain't right!!! But we already knew that, LOL. :lol:
     
  12. blindfly69

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    that would be neat to see but i dont really feel like foolin with a telescope so i'll just take everyone's word for it lol
     
  13. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    You're a bit off there George. And by the way, Moby Dick was a whale, not a sexually transmitted disease!
     
  14. sal_jr

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    Isnt one AU (astronomical Unit) equal in distance from the Earth to the Sun?

    Or is it the distance from the earth to the Moon?

    I believe it is the former, not the latter. In that case, it wont be close by any measure but that of astronomers themselves.

    It could also be the distance voice travels in New York city.... "A-U quit peeyin on my caaaah or Ill bust ya head with a louieville sluggah"
     
  15. knapperheadmatt

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    look up skypub.com and spaceweather.com
    its amazing what you can see with a good pair of binoculars.
    astonomy is a great way to spend time in between bites.
    matt
     
  16. copycat

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    Yea George, and they have a "Telescopic" device for that to! LOL:big_smile:
     
  17. BIG GEORGE

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    YEA! Its called my anual colonoscopy! LOL!
     
  18. H2O Mellon

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    Bruce Willi died saving us last time, remember? :lol:
     
  19. Cheryl

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    Yep he is Prez of the club. LOL. Not to mention he's not a *@#! Yankee..........LMAO
     
  20. teaysvalleyguy

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    It could hit me in the head the way my luck has been this year. LMAO