Bob’s Space Rocks
After I saw “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon,” I just had to do this. It just happened that I was learning Flash™ animation skills of making circles “look” spherical - perfect for this sort of animation. I also found out how to use “sprites” (self contained animated objects), make objects “disappear” behind other objects, make sounds synchronous with visual effects, and to “morph” objects from one state to another - pretty neat stuff!
The time scale is sped up to emphasize the mechanics of Lunar and Earth orbits.