How to watch asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) fly next to Earth

A huge asteroid four times the size of the Empire State Building is heading in that direction Earth – and you can watch live as it flows safely in the night sky.

The asteroid was compiled 7335 (1989 JA)orbits The sun once every about 570 days, occasionally jumping more or less close to Earth for the convenience of astronomers. On Friday (May 27), the rock will be hovering about 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers) from our planet – or almost 10 times the average distance between Earth and the moon around 10:26 a.m. EDT (2:26 UTC). This is too far to see with the naked eye, but you might be able to spot it with a really powerful telescope, according to CNET (opens in new tab). Or you can watch the asteroid pass live on Virtual telescope project (opens in new tab)his website. The flow starts on Thursday (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. EDT (Friday, 1:00 am UTC).

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