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Alert - Minor Planet Appulse
A very close approach of two bright asteroids begins in several hours. Although not visible from North America, others will have better luck. Namely, South America, UK and Europe. Best at 00:00 UT, asteroids 240 Vanadis and 233 Asterope may be seen to nearly merge.

Tom Polakis has been imaging these 12th and 13th magnitude rocks for several nights.

From my location the minimum separation of these two rocks would be 4.3 arc seconds at 6:04UT on the 13th. But 30+° below my SW horizon.

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