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Published on Apr 14, 2011
Asteroid 2011GP59 passes within 1.4 lunar distances of the Earth on 2011 Apr 15. This video, taken on Apr 14, shows the asteroid over a 12-minute period. This asteroid rotates every 7 minutes, and the light variation from the rotation is easily seen. The asteroid is the object that moves from the top-left to the middle-right of the screen. The field size is about 15' x 10'.