According to NASA; on 27th march 2020 AN ASTEROID flying through space faster than 30,000mph will zip past Earth tomorrow morning 28th march 2020. Which will nearly appear in location; Akure
Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the sun. Although asteroids orbit the sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets.
Photos of asteroid
Akure is a city in south-western Nigeria, and is the largest city and capital of Ondo State. The city had a population of 484,798 as at the 2006 population census.
Akure, town, capital of Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies in the southern part of the forested Yoruba Hills and at the intersection of roads from Ondo, Ilesha, Ado-Ekiti, and Owo. Akure is an agricultural trade centre for cassava, corn (maize), bananas, rice, palm oil and kernels, okra, rubber, coffee, and pumpkins. Although cocoa is by far the most important local commercial crop, cotton, teak, and palm produce are also cultivated for export.
The asteroid’s flyby is being tracked by NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) in Pasadena, California. The asteroid has been officially named 2020 FW5 after NASA confirmed its path around the Sun on March 25 this year.
NASA expects the space rock to come flying through our corner of space on a so-called “Earth close approach” this Saturday, March 28, at about 6.15am GMT.
But the asteroid will only come “close” to us relative to the rest of the solar system.
In human terms, the asteroid will actually be millions of miles away from Earth.
NASA has named the asteroid a near-Earth object (NEO) but the rock does not pose any threat to our planet.
Asteroid close approach: Close approaches can still be from many millions of miles.
The US space agency said: “As they orbit the Sun, NEOs can occasionally approach close to Earth.
“Note that a ‘close’ passage astronomically can be very far away in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometres.”
Tomorrow, the asteroid will fly past Earth from a distance of about 0.02387 astronomical units.
A single astronomical unit measures the average distance from the Sun to Earth – about 93 million miles (149.6 million km).
Asteroid FW5 will slash this distance down to about 2.21 million miles (3.57 million km).