Watch the Asteroid Flyby Live

A roundup of live streams that will let you watch the approach of asteroid 2012 DA14 online.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 is going to pass near Earth on Friday, February 15, 2013. It will reach its closest approach at approximately 2:25 p.m. EST, but there will be live coverage online starting before then. Here’s a roundup of live streams that will be broadcast from telescopes around the world.

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Tracking a Space Rock’s Streak Past Earth

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Commentary and near real-time imagery of the asteroid’s flyby before and after closest approach, made available to NASA by astronomers in Australia and Europe, weather permitting.

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Bareket Observatory in Israel

5:00 P.M. EST
Virtual Telescope 2.0

6:00 P.M. EST
Clay Center Observatory

9:00 P.M. EST
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

9:00 P.M. EST
SLOOH Space Camera

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