Small Asteroid Buzzes Earth Today! How to See It Online.
November 11, 2018 | Science & Tech | No Comments|
A newfound asteroid will zip past Earth today (Nov. 10), and you can follow the interloper’s trek live online.
The asteroid 2018 VX1, which scientists think is from 26 feet to 59 feet wide (8 to 18 meters), will get within about 236,000 miles (380,000 kilometers) of our planet during this pass. That’s a smidge closer than the moon, which orbits Earth at an average distance of about 239,000 miles (384,600 km).
The Virtual Telescope Project will air a show about 2018 VX1’s flyby on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). You can watch the show live here at Space.com, or directly via the Virtual Telescope Project.