The largest asteroid flyby of the year is Monday: How to watch
It’s flying by nearer than the moon and could be the size of a structure.
An especially large space rock will pass by Earth especially close on Monday night, and the experience will be streamed live on the web. Try not to stress: The flyby will be totally protected and doesn’t represent any danger to any person or thing on Earth or any of our satellites. In any case, space rock 2021 EQ3 will come nearer to Earth than our solitary common satellite.
By and large. The majority of these space rocks are only a couple meters across, likely making them no bigger than a transport.
Space rock 2021 EQ3, in any case, could have a breadth of up to 125 feet (38 meters), making it more like the size of a little high rise. That is likewise about the very size as the meteoroid that pummeled into the environment above Russia in 2013, making a stun wave that smothered large number of windows in the city of Chelyabinsk beneath, harming hundreds.
2021 EQ3 will pass nearest above us at generally 9:45 p.m. PT Monday night, a good ways off of around 173,000 miles (278,000 kilometers) – that is 72% of the separation from the Earth to the moon.
You may have seen headlines about an #asteroid that will safely fly by Earth on March 21. While this asteroid, known as 2001 FO32, is large, it will safely zip past Earth at a distance of 1.3 million miles—five times further away than the Moon—and poses no risk of hitting Earth. pic.twitter.com/oZZG5UaFsf
— NASA Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) March 8, 2021
his makes 2021 EQ3 the second biggest item to come nearer than the moon in 2021.
It’s additionally unique in relation to 2001 FO32, which is a flat out beast with a measurement around a mile. That space rock is set to pass by on March 21 yet a good ways off multiple times farther away than the moon.
The space rock’s size additionally makes it a decent item to follow, and the Virtual Telescope Project situated in Rome will be streaming an online watch party by means of its site.