Watch a massive asteroid pass by Earth, beginning at 9 p.m. EST
Video by Slooh.com
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, Space.com reports. The asteroid is also nearly 885 feet in diameter.
Skywatching website Slooh.com 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.