Today / Tomorrow

26th / 27th January 

The asteroid 2004 BL86,  which is 400 and 900 meters, will sweep past the Earth at a distance of 1.2 million kilometers, three times the distance of the moon.

It will be at its brightest around 4am Greenwich Mean Time - visible over Europe, Africa and most of the Americas. 

Eastern Asia and Australia will get a chance to see the asteroid several hours earlier but it won't be as bright.