In just a few days, an asteroid will come close to our planet with minimal risk of impact, and you might be able to see it.
An asteroid the size of a skyscraper is going to come close to our planet in the next few days, and although the risk of a collision is very low, you might be interested in knowing when it passes to see it if you have a good telescope.
And asteroid Cataloged as “potentially dangerous” it will approach Earth in a few days, and best of all, you will be able to follow it live.
According to The Virtual Telescope Project, the asteroid named 1994 XD will make its closest approach to the Tierra this coming Monday June 12th.
Although it is “potentially dangerous”, it has a very low chance of colliding with our planet.
NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (NEOS) is using computer models to determine the orbits of asteroids and comets and their chances of hitting Earth.
Not as big as others, but about the size of a good skyscraper
Specifically, 1994 XD will make its closest approach on June 12, and it will be about eight times the distance between the Earth and the Moon, and that is less than it seems.
This asteroid is estimated to have between 370 and 830 m in diameterand although it is considered small for an asteroid, they comment that it is the size of a skyscraper in New York City.
The closest time it passed was in 1904, and its next visit will not happen until 2041, when it will cross our orbit again.