Huge Asteroid Zooms Past  Away Than the Moon

Earth, 10 Times Farther

The Asteroid

Is four times the size of the Empire State Building, but poses no immediate threat to us.

You Can Tune In Live

Thursday and Friday (May 26 and 27) to watch an asteroid barrel past our planet at 10 times the distance of our moon.

The Space Rock

Is known as asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) and is four times the size of the Empire State Building.

While That's The Largest

Asteroid flyby of 2022 yet, the rock will remain at a perfectly safe distance to our planet. 

The Virtual Telescope Project Will Run

A webcast of the flyby beginning at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) on May 26 you can watch the flyby directly through the project's website.

The Asteroid Should Be Bright

Enough to glimpse in a moderate-sized amateur telescope, particularly from the southern hemisphere.

Asteroid 4x Times Bigger  Rushing On May 27

Than Empire State Building