Watch For An Asteroid Across The Sky Tonight!

Lauren

Asteroid right ahead!

Ok, well maybe not THAT close, but you will be able to see one tonight!

An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth’s way, but DON’T YOU WORRY…it will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.

NASA scientists say asteroid 2004 BL86 will come closest Monday, which will be the closest the asteroid gets for another 200 years. It will also be the closest known encounter by such a giant space rock until another mega-asteroid flies by in 2027.

According to AP at the Chronicle, it was discovered in 2004 and is estimated to be about one-third of a mile in size, or between 1,600 and 1,800 feet.

If you wanna try and take a look at the asteroid tonight, you should be able to see it with telescopes and binoculars!

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