You can watch an asteroid fly by Earth today online!

You can watch an asteroid fly by Earth today online!

Updated on April 08, 2022 17:48 PM by Emily Hazel


An asteroid is the size of a small house that will make it close and safe to Earth; the virtual telescope project will stream live views of the asteroid 2022 GN1 at 9 pm ET tonight. Asteroid 2022 GN1 passed within 79,000 miles of Earth or one-third of the distance between the Earth and Moon this evening.


According to NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), it was. By CNEOS, the space rock is categorized as a potentially hazardous asteroid due to its close encounter with Earth and will not impact our planet.

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Live stream

You will watch a live stream of the vent hosted by the virtual telescope project; that video will go live at 9 pm on the 5th of April. You can tune via a window or directly through the virtual telescope project's website.

Estimate by scientist

That 2022 GN1, between 24 and 52 feet across, the size of a large bus that will make its closest pass at about 11:02 pm EDT, was at a speed of 34,500 mph. An asteroid impact is never out of the question; that is why Defense Coordination Office.

Defense technologies

This agency not only monitors the space around us but also designs asteroid defense technologies that protect us from a collision. NASA will intentionally crash the DART spacecraft into the asteroid Dimorphos to attempt to change its orbit. According to CNEOS, this asteroid 2022 GN1's pass tonight will be back for another flyby in August 2056. Asteroid 2022 GQ1 will pass to a lunar distance on the 7th of April.

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