Giant asteroid the last part of the Earth on Christmas Day


NASA is eyeing a large asteroid, which is going to the back of the Earth on Christmas day.

Space Rock, 501647 (2014 SD224), is on the US Space Agency’s “Close Approach” list and can be 689 feet wide.

It is as long as two football fields.

It is predicted to come within 1.9 million miles of the Earth.

It seems that this is not a risk, but in terms of space, it is very close.

Any fast-paced space object that falls within approximately 4.65 million miles is considered “potentially dangerous” by vigilant space organizations.

The spacecraft is expecting the last part of our planet on 25 December.

It should be around 3:20 ET in the afternoon.

According to NASA’s Close Approach Table, a very small asteroid named 2020 XY will also fly much earlier in the day.

This asteroid can be up to 144 feet wide but must be far away.

It is predicted to shoot 3.6 million miles from Earth.

The Asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) is large and traveling at a speed of around 22,000 mph.

NASA has labeled both asteroids near Earth’s objects.

The asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) will pass very close to Earth on Christmas Day, as seen in this NASA JPL model.
The asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) will pass very close to Earth on Christmas Day, as seen in this NASA JPL model.
NASA JPL

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