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Asteroid news: NASA astronomer confirms year’s largest space rock flyby date

  • January 19, 2021

The asteroid’s orbit is well-known meaning experts can say with certainty it will blithely continue barrelling away from us, following its close encounter.

On Sunday, March 21, FO32’s closest approach to Earth will take place at 4.03pm GMT.

At the mammoth asteroid’s closest point to Earth, FO32 will be roughly 1.3 million miles (2,016,351km) away.

The is the cosmic equivalent to five times the average distance between Earth and its Moon.

As a result, even the most eagle-eye staggers stand no chance of spotting the awesome event without the assistance of expensive telescope equipment.

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Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1385980/asteroid-news-astronomy-nasa-2001-FO32-year-largest-asteroid-of-year-2021-flyby-date-evg

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