Asteroid Ready to Pass Between Earth, Moon This Weekend
By Fox News // March 23, 2023
will miss Earth by 108,758 miles
(FOX NEWS) – A newly discovered asteroid will safely whiz by Earth this weekend, as NASA scientists estimate that the asteroid will be between 140 feet and 310 feet in diameter.
The asteroid, dubbed 2023 DZ2, will safely pass in between the Earth and the moon, NASA’s Asteroid Watch announced on Twitter.
Amateur astronomers can be on the lookout for the asteroid on Saturday at approximately 3:51 p.m. EDT.
According to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, 2023 DZ2 will miss Earth by 108,758 miles. The moon is approximately 238,855 miles away from Earth.
Observers should look above the southeastern horizon and locate Sirius and Procyon, according to EarthSky. Asteroid 2023 DZ2 will be on the left side of Procyon.
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