It is possible to follow the phenomenon live.
On Thursday, January 26, an asteroid will fly past Earth, passing “barely” 3,500 kilometers from the surface of our planetannounces NASA. Scientists named it “2023 BU“. The flyby of “2023 BU” will not pose a risk to Earth, but will provide an opportunity for astronomers to study the celestial object. And it will also be a spectacle for the thousands of enthusiasts who will scan the skies in search of the asteroid.
When and how to observe it?
“2023 BU” moves at about 9.3 kilometers per second, or 32,400 kilometers per hour. It is estimated that he has a diameter between 3.7 and 8.2 meters. But its small size shouldn’t be misleading: “2023 BU” is part of the Apollo asteroid group, which includes celestial bodies potentially dangerous to Earth.
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“2023 BU” will be visible from France at 10:17 p.m. on Thursday, January 26a schedule which is likely to be advanced or delayed by a maximum of two hours. The trajectory of “2023 BU” can be followed via the web TV of the European virtual telescope project. The live broadcast is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. “2023 BU” was spotted on January 21 by amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov in Crimea.