Asteroid 2017 BX Rerun Flies By the Earth & Moon

Asteroid 2017 BX Rerun Flies By the Earth & Moon

An asteroid designated 2017 BX was discovered just a few days ago on January 20. ( 2017 BX was first observed at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on January 20, 2017)

The asteroid, nicknamed “Rerun,” in honor of the late actor Fred Berry , is an Apollo-class asteroid, ( an asteroid with an orbit that crosses Earth’s orbit.)

Rerun will pass between the Earth and the moon on late Tuesday night according to American clocks, early Wednesday morning according to clocks in Europe and Africa, and Wednesday afternoon for Asia.

Closest approach is 11:45 ET on January, 2017

This will make the second time in three weeks that a small asteroid will pass between the Earth and moon.

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