On Saturday, an asteroid about 200 feet in diameter known as 2023 DZ2 will pass very near to our world. (March 25).
But don’t fear, it won’t hit us because it will remain at a safe distance less than half the distance the moon is from Earth, according to Earth Sky.
On Saturday, March 25, the large asteroid 2023 DZ2 will be nearest to us at approximately 2:51 pm CT (1.21 am IST). Astronomers discovered this boulder in late February at a telescope in La Palma, Spain’s Canary Islands.
A NEO, or near earth object, is a form of space asteroid, and 2023 DZ2 falls under this category. Every 3.16 years, it completes one orbit of the planet. It is referred to as an asteroid of the Apollo class when it approaches Earth. It is estimated by scientists to be 44 to 99 meters broad.
People living in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to see the asteroid 2023 DZ2 as it travels by Earth.
If you want to gaze at the asteroid, you should use a lens that is at least six inches in diameter. From the Northern Hemisphere, this is the finest view.
According to Earth Sky, if you gaze at 2023 DZ2 through a telescope, it will appear to be a star moving steadily across the sky.
Look for it near the southern sky, east of the constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor.
On March 25 at 6:30 PM CT, the Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast a live feed of the asteroid. (5 am IST).