Animation showing the path of the asteroid 2020 CD3

Our local sky expert, Peter Birtwhistle, is a guest on the Good Friday Face2Face programme. Peter provides a really interesting update on what we can currently or imminently expect to be see in the current clear sky. He talks about the asteroid 2020 CD3 and mentions a graphic animation which shows its path.

To view this, just click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CD3#/media/File:Animation_of_2020_CD3’s_orbit_around_Earth.gif

The asteroid 2020 CD3 comes in from the right in 2017 and then orbits the earth in chaotic loops before leaving the earth’s vicinity earlier this year.

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