Asteroid to Pass Between Moon and Earth on Wednesday

According to the very smart men and women of NASA (PeekYou work search here), on Wednesday an asteroid approximately 100 feet in diameter will whiz (as asteroids are wont to do) past Earth at a distance closer than the moon.

From NASA‘s own website comes this reassuring bit of text regarding all of this:

This asteroid, 2014 DX110, is estimated to be about 100 feet (30 meters) across. Its closest approach to Earth will be at about 217,000 miles (about 350,000 kilometers) from Earth at about 1 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST) on March 5. The average distance between Earth and its moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).

Click here for the rest of what they have to share with we dummies, and know that Bruce Willis’ services will not be required (which is good, as we suspect he’d be useless).

You can track the whole thing, courtesy of “Your Live Online Observatory,” Slooh; click-through here to Huff Post: Science to check it out.


NASA's reassuring graphic