NASA has shared a video with the path that will cover the 4.4-kilometer asteroid that is rapidly approaching Earth. Florence is the largest asteroid observed in history by the space agency.
This asteroid will pass “relatively close” to our planet next September 1 at a distance of 7 million kilometers, which would be 18 times the distance between Earth and the Moon.
Florence is considered the largest asteroid to have approached our planet since the establishment of NASA’s asteroid detection and tracking program. For Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), although many asteroids had previously passed near our planet, they were certainly much smaller than Florence.
Florence, was discovered in 1981 and is estimated to move to the closest distance to Earth from 1890 to 2500, likewise all interested people will be able to use a small telescope to see it for several nights through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus , Aquarius and Delphinus.