In the night of Thursday, April 20, the Earth will approach a large asteroid JO25, whose width is about half a kilometer. The asteroid will pass at a distance of 1.8 million kilometers from earth, reports the BBC.
Over the past 400 years, no asteroid of this size did not come close to the Earth at such a close distance (approximately five distances from the earth to the moon).
The speed of the asteroid will be very high and will be about 120 thousand kilometers per hour.
Thanks to the shiny surface of the asteroid can be seen from Earth even in small telescopes.
It is reported that the JO25 asteroid poses no threat to the planet.