Closer than the moon: Asteroid to speed by Earth tonight
25 de marzo de 2023
Closer than the moon
Asteroid to speed by Earth tonight
We are set to see a close encounter this evening as Asteroid 2023 DZ2 passes by.
An asteroid is set to speed by Earth closer than the moon orbits the planet tonight.
Asteroid 2023 DZ2 was only discovered last month by astronomers in La Palma in the Canary Islands, scientists estimate that its size is between 140 feet and 310 feet. For context, the Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall.
This evening, the rock will pass the planet at a distance of around 100,000 miles. The moon typically orbits from a distance of 238,855 miles according to NASA.