Contents  on 6 May '12

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Traffic Report  on 6 May '12

One object reported inside ten LD

One visitor is reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2012 HA34 leaves ten LD, traveling from 9.85 to 12.43 LD. Coming into the neighborhood next, 2010 KK37 arrives inside ten LD on May 15th.

This report was generated at 1538 UTC.


Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical significance but is a useful reporting boundary. Object distances are interpreted by A/CC from JPL Horizons data. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 6 May '12

Not active

The Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) was not active on this day.

New MPECs  on 6 May '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there were two MPECs posted this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2012-J19 - "15:31 UT" - 2003 UF22


<< DOU on 6 May '12 >>  MPEC 2012-J18 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 May '12

Eight observers appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2012 HC34, 2012 HC20, 2012 HB34, 2011 YV15, 2011 XO3, 2011 QD48, 2001 QN142
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2011 XE1, 2011 QD48
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2012 HO15, 2012 HG31, 2012 GX11, 1999 VP6, 66272, 53110
639Dresden Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2012 HL
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2012-J18 & 2012-J19 -- 2011 UV158, 2003 UF22
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2012 HM8, 2011 WV134
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 2012 HM8, 2012 HL, 2012 DO, 2010 LJ14, 1994 NK, 85275, 36183, 322775, 154144, 143651, 3103
H23Pear Tree Obs. in Florida, 1 in MPEC 2012-J18 -- 141018
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 May '12

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 6 May '12

Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.

1538Generated Traffic Report
1537Grabbed MPEC 2012-J18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-J19 - 2003 UF22 - see above