A small asteroid will come extremely close to Earth on Sunday morning. Fortunately, the object is too small to gain effect.
2018 The WV1 asteroid, known as the Northolt Branch Observatories in London, will be the third closest asteroid to pass the Earth’s surface in 20,450 miles.
2018 WV1 was discovered at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on November 29th. Observatories Daniel Bamberger wrote in a Facebook letter that he believes the asteroid is unique from most have researched.
“In addition to its very near approach, the 2018 WV1 is interesting for various reasons. One is its very low velocity relative to the ground: This makes it very likely that 201
8 WV1 is part of Moon Ejecta, a fragment of the moon emitted in space when a major asteroid hit the moon a long time ago. When the 2018 WV1 was discovered, the original circulation showed a 2 percent chance to hit the ground in early December. Fortunately, this opportunity was ruled out soon. ”
Northolt Branch Observatories will keep an eye on its orbit when it passes.