Thursday, 8 February 2018

Asteroid passes earth on February 9th

Asteroid 2018 CB, will be passing earth tomorrow morning. The asteroid is a 25-meter sized rock, which will be coming nearer to a point of 70000 kilometers from the surface of the earth.


The event would be between 3am to 5am in the morning. The asteroid will reach the closest point to earth, approximately at 3.30am (0300 hours) early morning in India and other Asian countries.

The visibility is very dim to the naked eyes. However with telescopes, with suitable atmospheric conditions, asteroid could be seen.

As per wiki, the asteroid was discovered on 4th of this month (February 2018), which has an orbital period of nearly 1.5 years.

Below is a video created by youtube channel aresmars2003 , which shows the visual, on how it would be, if we where on that asteroid.

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