Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) 2014 DX110 will pass by the Earth on Wednesday, March 5, at approximately 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. And thanks to the Slooh Space Camera we will hopefully get to see the asteroid live in action.
Slooh Host and Observatory Director Paul Cox will host the 15 minute broadcast and explain the difficulties in being able to accurately determine an asteroid’s orbit. DX110 will pass approximately 216,000 miles away from Earth. To give you an idea how close this is, the average distance from Earth to our Moon is 238,900 miles.
DX110 was first discovered on Feb. 28 and is approximately 82 feet in diameter. After Wednesday’s passing, the asteroid is expected to make a return flyby in March 2046.