An Exciting Show
For skywatchers — an asteroid the size of a small house will make a close, but safe, flyby of Earth.
According to NASA (CNEOS)
Asteroid 2022 GN1 will pass within 79,000 miles of Earth, or one-third of the distance between the Earth and the moon.
Although The Space Rock Is
Categorized as a "potentially hazardous asteroid" by CNEOS due to its close encounter with Earth, the asteroid will not impact our planet.
It Might Be A Bit Tricky
To spot on your own, you'll be able to watch a live stream of the event hosted by the Virtual Telescope Project.
That Video Will Go Live
At 9 p.m. EDT on April 5 (0100 GMT on April 6), and you can tune in directly through the Virtual Telescope Project's website.
Scientists Estimate That 2022 GN1
Is between 24 and 52 feet (7.7 to 16 meters) across, about the size of a large bus at a speed of 34,500 mph.