Watch a massive asteroid pass by Earth, beginning at 9 p.m. EST


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An asteroid the size of three football fields is expected to zip by Earth at a close, but safe distance on Monday.

Traveling at 27,000 mph, the celestial object 2000 EM26 will be approximately 2 million miles from the Earth’s surface at its closest approach, reports. The asteroid is also nearly 885 feet in diameter.

Skywatching website will live stream the asteroid’s pass at 9 p.m. EST as it is captured by Slooh’s telescopes located on Mount Teide in the Canary Islands.

Two near-Earth events occurred a little more than a year ago: asteroid DA14 missed the planet by 17,150 miles, and a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people and damaging nearby buildings.