Asteroid will fly past Earth without any dangerChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 20, 2020
An asteroid will pass the Earth in September of this year at a distance of almost 72,000 kilometers, about five times closer than the Moon, but without representing any danger.
Moon 72,000 kilometers
According to observations from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the 2011 ES4 asteroid has a diameter of between 22 and 49 meters.
It will approach Earth on September 1st, and its speed is estimated to be 29,000 kilometers per hour.
The source specifies that it will pass at a distance of only 71,800 kilometers; compared with the distance to the Moon the latter is 384,400 kilometers from Earth.
Although the asteroid will pass very closely, its diameter is too small, so it does not represent a threat to our planet. ■