A small asteroid will come extremely close to Earth on Sunday morning. Luckily, the object is too small to make an impact.
The 2011 2011 asteroid, named by Northolt Branch Observatories in London, will be the third nearest asteroid to pass the terrestrial surface this year at 20,450 miles.
2018 WV1 was discovered at the Arizona Sky Survey in Arizona on November 29. The observatories & Daniel Bamberger wrote in a Facebook post that he believes that the asteroid is unique to most of them exploring.
"Besides its very near access, 2018 WV1 is interested in several reasons. One is its very low speed in relation to the Earth: 2018 WV1 is most likely to be a piece of lunar ejecta, a fragment of the moon that was expelled into space when larger The asteroid hit the moon for a long time. When 2018 WV1 was discovered, the initial orbit showed about 2 percent to hit the ground at the beginning of December. Fortunately, this possibility was discarded soon. "
Northolt Branch Observatories are attentive to its orbit as it passes.