Asteroid in Earth fly-by

Two asteroids star in Earth weekend fly-by starting 28th June 2024

There are two massive asteroids that will fly past Earth this week.

Asteroid (415029) 2011 UL21

Size: Approximately 7,600 feet long

Distance from Earth: It will pass by Earth at a distance of more than four million miles (over 17 times further than our moon).

Visibility: Visible with small telescopes through Sunday, appearing brightest on Friday.

Asteroid 2024 MK:

Size: Between 400 and 850 feet long

Distance from Earth: It will fly significantly closer, passing at about three quarters the distance to the moon.

Visibility: Best view from Hawaii or South America, but also visible from the southern United States.


NASA Asteroid live

Bennu asteroid

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