Asteroid Watch

This evening, we on earth will get buzzed by an asteroid. Hopefully, there will be pictures.

Known as 2010 GA6, a newly discovered asteroid is set to pass by Earth on Thursday.

The asteroid will fly within the Moon’s orbit, 223,000 miles from the Earth, or about 9/10th the distance from the Earth to the Moon.The asteroid will be at its closest to the earth on 4:06 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (23:06 UTC).

The asteroid is around 71 feet (22 meters) wide was first discovered in Tuscon, Az. by the Catalina Sky Survey.

I do hope someone from FDL will get a chance to see the asteroid.

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