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Space and Quakes (Update – 5.9 quake in Papua New Guinea) (Update – a second Asteroid for tomorrow) (One Asteroid Today)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:11
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November 1, 2016          8 am (EDT)   Second update was at 3:55 pm (EDT)

Asteroids: There are 4 asteroids under 10 (LD) for this week at this time. There is one today (2016 UH57) size 23 meters passing at the distance of 6.68 (LD), one tomorrow (2016 UX5) size 21 meters passing at the distance of 7.06 (LD), one on Friday the 4th (2016 TG55) size 29 meters passing at the distance of 3.82 (LD) and one on Saturday the 5th (2016 UE) size 39 meters passing at the distance of 5.21 (LD).     UPDATE — There is now a second asteroid for tomorrow. Asteroid (2016 VA) size around 18 meters, it will pass at the distance of 0.24 (LD) or 92,160km. The geostationary satellites are around 36,000km.

(LD) lunar distance — all lunar distances are minimums.


Solar Winds: Auroras should be less as Earth exits a broad stream of solar wind.


Sunspots: Sunspot AR2604 is still quiet and stable at this time.


Planets: Step outside tonight to see Venus and Saturn in the glow of the sunset. Tomorrow Venus, Saturn and the crescent Moon will form a triangle in the sunset sky.


Earthquakes: There has been 12 quakes of 4+ magnitude in the last 9 hours.      UPDATE — There was a 5.9 magnitude quake in Finschhafen, Morobe, Papua New Guinea about 45 minutes ago.

Quake ratings     4-4.9 / Light     5-5.9 / Moderate     6-6.9 / Strong     7-7.9 / Major     8 and up / Great

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