November 8th, 2011 // 9:47 pm @ Erik Westermann
Asteroid 2005YU55, a 400m wide asteroid, will make a close approach to Earth on Tuesday at 23:28 UTC/GMT.
It’s cloudy here in Toronto, yet the JPL and other outlets have live coverage that stared about an hour ago. Take a few minutes to have a look this evening – it’s a rare opportunity to be this close to an asteroid and know exactly when it’s happening.
If it is not cloudy where you live, check out the moon – Jupiter will be within 10 degrees of the moon:
“When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look east. Jupiter and the waxing full Moon are lined up less than 10o apart. It’s a beautiful conjunction that will last all night long–don’t miss it!” – from SpaceWeather.com