An Asteroid The Size  By Earth Today

Of A Bus Will Safely Fly

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.

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