The asteroid is named 2005 YU55 and it is being watched by ground antennas as it approaches Earth from the direction of the sun. It will pass within 202,000 miles of our home planet and less than 150,000 miles from the Moon at 5:28 PM CST tomorrow.
That's the closest approach any space rock has made to our planet in 35 years, but scientists are satisfied it won't hit either the Earth or the Moon.
"We’re extremely confident, 100 percent confident, that this is not a threat,” said the Don Yeomans, the manager of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program. "But it is an opportunity.”
Melosh also echoed what Yeomans stated in terms of the Earth and Moon being safe this time, but hope both of y'all double and triple checked your math.
At any rate, not canceling any plans I had for Wednesday either. .