A small asteroid will come extremely close to Earth on Sunday morning. Fortunately, the object is too small to make an impact.
Asteroid 2018 WV1, named by observatories at Nortolt's branches in London, will be the third closest asteroid to cross the Earth's surface this year to 20,450 miles.
The 2018 WV1 was discovered in the "Sky of Catalina" survey in Arizona on November 29. Observatories "Daniel Bamberger" wrote on a Facebook post that he believes the asteroid is unique from most that they have explored.
"In addition to its very close approach, the 2018 WV1 is interesting for several reasons, one of which is very low in speed to the Earth: This makes it very likely that the 2018 WV1 is part of the lunar ejection, a fragment of the moon that was thrown into space when a larger asteroid has long hit the moon.When 2018 WV1 was discovered, the initial orbit showed a 2% chance of hitting the Earth in early December. Fortunately, that possibility was excluded by order. "
Nortolt branch offices will retain their eye in their orbit while they pass.