Watch Huge Asteroid Fly By Earth Thursday Night – Tonight
Near misses are better than getting hit by an asteroid, but tonight you might be able to see it!
Labled 2012 LZ1, the chunk of rock the size of a city block is set to whizz by around 5pm Pacific time. The rock is estimated to be anywhere from 1,000-2,300 feet wide, was just recently picked up around June 10th by astronomers at an observatory in Australia. The distance it will pass by is 14 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Sound far? In Astronomy terms, that's considered close. If you want to see footage of the rock as it spins by us (the largest to pass by earth since 2005, click here.