The online Slooh observatory will be tracking a near earth asteroid big enough to cause global fall out this evening, and you can watch it live!
c/net — The asteroid, known to astronomers as 2012 LZ1, is expected to pass within 14 lunar distances of Earth, or roughly 3.35 million miles. In space terms, that’s a relatively close call, though still far enough way so as not to ruin your summer plans.
The Slooh online skywatching service, which has a telescope set up on the Canary Islands, plans to stream the footage live starting this evening at 8 p.m. ET. The asteroid is estimated to be between 1,000 and 2,300 feet wide.