Witness the Closest Ever Approach of Asteroid 2023 BU to Earth – Watch Live Now!

Today, an asteroid known as 2023 BU is expected to pass close to Earth in a rare celestial event. The asteroid, estimated to be between 10 and 30 meters in diameter, is set to make its closest approach to Earth at around 8:00 PM EST.

Scientists have been studying the asteroid since it was first discovered in 2019, and have been tracking its path to determine the exact time and location of its closest approach. According to the Wall Street Journal, the asteroid will pass within one of the closest ever approaches to Earth, at a distance of just over 2.2 million kilometers.

The event can be viewed in a free webcast hosted by Space.com, and will also be streamed live on YouTube. Scientists from NASA and the European Space Agency will be providing commentary on the event, and will be discussing the asteroid’s composition and its potential impact on Earth.

Fortunately, the asteroid poses no risk to Earth and will miss us by a wide margin. According to Yahoo News, the asteroid is expected to pass by at a distance of over 6.2 million kilometers, more than twice the distance of the Moon.

The BBC reports that the asteroid will pass closer than some satellites, and that it is an exciting opportunity for astronomers to observe a celestial event of this scale.

Viewers can tune in to the webcast to watch the event unfold, and to learn more about asteroids and the potential risks they may pose to Earth.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.