The Earth is approaching asteroid the size of a moon

К Земле приближается астероид размером с Луну

The asteroid will approach earth at a distance 303 733 km and the shortest distance from the Earth to the moon is 357 thousand kilometers.

The asteroid, whose width is about 39 meters, next week will fly past Earth. The celestial body will approach our planet at a distance that is less than the distance from the moon to tens of thousands of kilometers, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.

It is noted that the size of the asteroid 2019 EA2 twice the size of the meteor that fell near the Russian Chelyabinsk in 2013.

It is expected that the maximum asteroid will approach the Earth on 22 March, to observe him would be the site of the project virtual telescope.

The asteroid will approach earth at a distance 303 of 733 miles, and the shortest distance from the Earth to the moon is 357 thousand kilometers. The publication notes that the asteroid is considered small in size.

These types of meteors pass by our planet “fairly regularly”, while 2019 EA2 will approach our planet close enough. The asteroid is moving at a speed of about 5 kilometers per second, which will facilitate monitoring.

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