After last night’s apocalyptic storm, it would seem the dawning of a new age is starting with a serene beauty Read on…
That huge breeze you’ll feel tomorrow night is probably ’2005 YU55′ – An asteroid, about a quarter of a mile wide, that will pass inside our moon’s orbit and come within 198,000 miles (319,000km) of Earth at 23.28GMT. While not visible with the naked eye, professional and amateur astronomers will be turning their telescopes on the rock to learn about its surface and chemical composition.
According to NASA… ‘Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years. However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object this large that we know about in advance and an event of this type will not happen again until 2028 when asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass to within 0.6 lunar distances.’