If you have high speed internet and a computer, binoculars or a telescope then you will be able to watch one of the closest calls since the dinosaurs were obliterated. It is reported that the asteroid will safely pass, Russia was hit by a mediator shower just the night before. NASA says the two are not connected and that it was a mere coincidence. Other experts say it could be connected if it were a rock that proceeded the asteroid. If that is the case, could there be more meteors fall to Earth throughout the day? Many people are growing concerned about just how much of the truth people are being told.
The time that the asteroid will be at its closest with Earth will be CST 3:24 pm on February 15, 2013. This is when it will be shining its brightest, and only a distance of around 17,000 miles. That may sound like a lot, but everything is measured differently in space.
This is a small asteroid only about a half of a football field long. Much larger though than the kitchen table sized meteor that hit Russia and caused a whole lot of damage not to mention injuries. The Russia meteor never even hit the ground. It exploded in the atmosphere, and the remnants are what feel to Earth.
The damage from an asteroid half of a football field wide is incomprehensible to most people, nut NASA says not to worry. It is a coincidence that this hit Russia the day that this large space rock is due to pass. Even if that is true, the close call has a lot of people on the edge of their seats. One woman said, “In some ways it would be a bit more comforting if the two were related rather than two isolated incidents in the same day.”
What experts do say may happen from the passing of this asteroid inside Earths geosynchronous orbit may be interference with your communications devices. There were almost 1,000 people were injured in Russia, mostly from flying glass. Some reporters are saying that this happens a lot, but they have never seen it happen so close or be captured by so many on film. They also say that this is the closest an asteroid has come in the last 15 years of monitoring in space.