Animation of flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14

Here is an animation of the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14. On February 15th,  the 45 meter diameter asteroid will pass just 27,700 kilometers (17,200 mi) above the Earth’s surface.

The simulation was made with NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System program by Adrian Wenz of BINARY SPACE.  It shows the flyby from the viewpoint of the asteroid and includes the positions of a number of satellites.