Asteroid 2022 ES3 to pass within moon’s distance March 13
On March 13, 2022, the near-Earth asteroid 2022 ES3 will have a very close, but safe, encounter with Earth. It’ll come within about 208,000 miles (334,000 km) from the Earth, or 87% of the average distance between the Earth and moon. The Virtual Telescope Project will show it live, online, just at the flyby time. The livefeed will begin at 18:30 UTC on March 13, 2022. Go to Virtual Telescope’s website
According to NASA JPL’s Small-Body Database, the asteroid has an estimated diameter in the range of about 30 to 40 feet (10–12 meters).
Bottom line: Near-Earth asteroid 2022 ES3 will have a close, safe encounter with Earth on March 13, 2022. Learn how to watch it live, here.