NASA solely noticed the asteroid – coined 2018 CC – on Sunday (February four).
It is roughly the identical dimension as a 17-metre rock that exploded over Cheylabinsk, Russia, in 2013.
At the time, it prompted big property broken and injured hundreds of individuals.
But fortunately, 2018 CC is predicted to securely fly previous Earth at 7.58pm.
It will move by at about half the gap between Earth and the moon.
Gian Masi – from astronomical streaming web site Virtual Telescope – posted footage as we speak of the rock on its path in the direction of Earth.
“It will strategy our planet to offer us an in depth brush, however a secure one, after all,” he stated within the clip.
“This rock is absolutely flying and approaching us fairly shortly.”
NASA estimates counsel the rock will measure between 9 and 38 metres in size.
And it’s not the one asteroid that’s flying in the direction of our planet this week.
Another area rock, Asteroid 2018 CB, is predicted to move Earth at 10.06am on Saturday (February 10).
It has a width of between 9 and 28 metres and can zoom previous at a few fifth of the gap to the moon.
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