This asteroid will safely fly by on April 19th at about 4.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon according to NASA…this asteroid is roughly 2000ft (650m) in size and its surface is twice as reflective as the moon, making it visible by telescope after April 19. And, while asteroid fly-bys are fairly common, they are generally not this size.
Also on the 19th, the comet Pan STARRS will make its closest approach to Earth, at 175 million km. Also, the Leirid meteor showers will be visible, principally in the northern hemisphere.
What does this mean for you? It’s exciting to know about celestial bodies around the Earth and, if we will subscribe to the old idea that comets are harbingers of news, get set for key events, news or developments coming your way!