Live Stream of Apophis Asteroid Passing Very Close to Earth (High Powered Telescope)

Live stream using a high powered telescope looking at Apophis as it heads for Earth again. WE ARE SAFE! scientists have been tracking a 1000-feet wide asteroid called Apophis. Like all near-Earth asteroids, it has been rattling around the inner solar system for millennia. And now it is coming for a visit on March 5, 2021. The initial observations had indicated that Apophis would hit Earth or the Moon on April 13, 2029. According to calculations, the probability for such an impact to occur is 2.7%. Mathematics shows the highest probability of impact on April 12, 2068! An asteroid the size of three football fields will pass by a star and be visible from Earth on Sunday. But have no fear, there is no danger of it hitting our planet. With asteroid Apophis or any asteroid we know about now, there’s no need to panic,” said Will Snyder, manager at the St. Louis Science Center McDonnell Planetarium. “You don’t need to go out and buy all the toilet paper or anything.” According to experts, the 1,000-foot-wide asteroid will sweep across the United States around 11:50 p.m. CT. “At-home scientists and citizen astronomers will have the opportunity to observe this near-Earth asteroid,” said Snyder. “Even something like this, just taking a certain telescope out into your backyard can help scientists and, really, people all across the world understand more about what’s going on overhead.” Apophis was first discovered in 2004. Scientists say it’s expected to pass Earth again and be visible to the naked eye with upcoming flybys in 2029, 2036 and 2068. According to EarthSky, the possibility of Apophis hitting Earth in 2029 and 2036 have already been ruled out. But as of this month, the chances of impact during the 2068 flyby are now 1 in 380,000 — a 99.99974% chance the asteroid will miss the Earth. Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (99942) Apophis close encounter: online observations – 6 March 2021

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