AN ASTRONOMICAL event is occurring on Tuesday, janvier 18, and Earth is involved.
UNE large asteroid will pass by our blue planet in close proximity, but NASA stated it’s nothing to worry about and observers should take the chance to watch.
What time does the asteroid pass earth today?
The asteroid passing Earth on Tuesday, janvier 18 was identified as 7482.
NASA reports Asteroid 7482 was discovered as far back as 1994.
Asteroid 7482 is slated to pass Earth at 4.51pm EST.
The asteroid is estimated by NASA to fly by our blue planet at a speed of 47,344 miles per hour.
How can I watch the asteroid pass Earth?
In related outer space news, Asteroid 7482 will be accompanied by three other asteroids on January 18.
Although three additional asteroids are set to zoom across the sky, they are not as large as 7482.
The three smaller asteroids won’t fly as close as 7482 to Earth, chances are they might not be as visible.
None of the asteroids will be visible to the naked eye alone and will require a telescope to observe the event.
If observers utilize a telescope, there’s a possibility they could catch 7482 shoot across the sky.
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When is the next asteroid coming towards Earth?
The next astronomical event is predicted to occur in September of 2022.
NASA also reports their September mission is focused on a close to Earth asteroid, Dimorphos.
The space association plans to deliberately crash a spacecraft into Dimorphos.
NASA projects the crash will redirect Dimorphos further away from Earth.