THE IMCCE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY
This video presents an encounter between the Earth and the Aten asteroid named (99942) Apophis. The camera travels in the solar system onboard Apophis, watching in the direction of the Earth center. The fly by of the Earth by Apophis occurs on April 13th, 2029.
The video is composed of individual scenes computed and embeded by the Skybot3D software (not yet available) . The relative position between Apophis and the Earth-Moon system is computed every hour, and every 10 min. during the close approach. All the colored dots in the background are the known asteroids visible in the field of view.