Asteroid larger than a Football Field will be near by Earth Experience

Asteroid larger than a Football Field will be near by Earth Experience

WeekFacts.com reported that the asteroid measures from 60 to 130 meters and moves at a speed of more than 28,000 miles per hour.

Experts say that an asteroid longer than a football field will soon be uncomfortably close to our Earth. It can be inferred from this that the asteroid would pass somewhere midway in between the moon and the Earth. However, it is rapidly brightening and is expected to get even brighter than eleventh magnitude when it is at the closest distance to the Earth. The observatory will stream it live on Facebook beginning Monday, May 14 at midnight local United Kingdom time, so viewers can see 2010 WC9 in space before it begins its approach past Earth.

2010 WC9 first noticed on 30 November 2010 using Kalinskogo sky survey in Arizona.

The asteroid known as 2010 WC9 will pass the Earth Tuesday, May 15 at 3:05 PM Pacific time.

However, an asteroid discovered earlier this month - ZJ99C60, spotted on May 8 - turned out to be a blast from the past as astronomers realized it was actually 2010 WC9 coming back after nearly eight years.

Astronomers managed to keep an eye on the asteroid only until December 1, when 2010 WC9 became too faint to observe.

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The 2010 WC9 asteroid is most likely bigger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which injured more than 1,000 people and shattered glass when it broke up over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.

The rock completed its orbit and is now hurtling back towards Earth eight years later. The Chelyabinsk meteor was 20 meters large (before entering the earth's atmosphere).

When the house-sized asteroid entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk in Russian Federation, it released an energy equivalent to around 440,000 tons of TNT.

"We plan to broadcast this asteroid to our Facebook page if the weather forecast remains positive", Guy Wells of the observatory was quoted as saying. Northolt Branch Observatories in London will offer a live viewing of the asteroid on its Facebook page, starting around midnight (London time) on May 14.

"The broadcast will be less than 25 minutes in duration, as the asteroid will cross our field of view within that period of time", he added.

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