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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Feb 27, 2013

Known asteroids in Earth’s neighborhood today

This map shows all the known asteroids within one-third of Earth’s distance from the sun on February 27, 2013.

Asteroids near Earth on February 27, 2013 via Scott Manley and Armagh Observatory. View larger.

The image above is near-Earth space on February 27, 2013. It shows all the objects within 0.3 AU of Earth – that’s 45 million kilometers – or about 30 million miles – or about one-third of the distance between us and the sun – today. The red oval around Earth represents 3.84 million kilometers, or 10 lunar distances.

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