thanks. It coming from the direction of the sun would explain why it wasn't detected earlier (plus everyone focussing on the close big one, of course).
Had a similar meteorite hit the US only 6 years ago, GWB would have declared the sun part of the axis of evil and have it blown up by a drone squad.
No chance of seeing the asteroid transit from my place tonight
We have a fog so thick that any object going slower than warp 5 would get stuck in it.