An asteroid the size of a football field will pass by planet earth today.
It’s known as 2010 WC9. It was first spotted in November of that year. It measures between 197 and 427 feet in diameter. The fly-by is expected to occur at 3:05 this afternoon. It’s the closest approach of this asteroid in nearly 300 years.It will pass within 126 thousand miles, which is about half the distance of the moon. Unfortunately, it will not be visible to the naked eye, but some observatories will broadcast the fly-by live.
The Northolt Branch Observatories in England will broadcast the asteroid’s approach.