Asteroid measuring nine yards of long ball it crosses our country today. Here is what you need to know about the Earth and the reason for it.
Asteroid, designated 1994 PC1, will be the closest to the Earth at 4:51 pm EST (1:51 pm PST), a time that will reach within 1.23 million miles (1.98 million kilometers) from our planet, according to at NASA. It is a safe distance, because it is more than five times the average distance of Earth to the Moon.
The Rome-based Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 is having a close-up approach, which is expected to start soon at 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST). You can take action on the foods listed below.
Gianluca Masi, co-founder of the project, said the opportunity to see the brightest and closest stars like 1994 PC1 is rare. The object will not be visible to the naked eye, but astronomers who use microscopic telescopes of 100 mm to 150 mm in diameter must see across Cetus, Pisces, Andromeda, and Cassiopeia. Masi told me in email.
During the conference, Masi has been using the group’s robots in Ceccano, Italy, some 90 miles[90 km]south of Rome. The self-made device follows the 1994 PC1 movement through the stars, which is supposed to bring “the best images,” Masi said. The atmosphere above the site is expected to be clear, so “we are keeping our fingers crossed for the right thoughts and sharing our experiences with the world,” he added. The asteroid currently travels at a rate of 31.5 miles per second (19.56 km / s).
1994 PC1 is considered a dangerous asteroid and near Earth oBject (NEO), but a 0.6-mile-wide (1-kilometer-wide) space rock does not pose a visible threat to the Earth. A look at NASA’s NEO Earth Close Approaches table indicates that 1994 PC1 will not be closer than this for the next 200 years. Interestingly, the asteroid came very close in 1933, when it passed over 699,000 miles (1.12 million km).
NASA is currently tracking 28,000 NEOs, with another 3,000 items added to the list each year. Aviation agency soon promoted its result-based monitoring system, called Sentry-II, is able to track all known NEOs and calculate the minimum value as a minimum of 10 million.