UPDATED: Video of an Asteroid Hurtling By Earth

By Carl Engelking | March 5, 2014 12:03 pm

Update 3/6/14 11:51am ET: The online Slooh observatory was able to capture asteroid 2014 DX110 on close approach from the Canary Islands, and they’ve released this short time-lapse video in the negative. The asteroid is the small line in the center of the video.

 

Update 3/5/14: Asteroid 2014 DX110 has passed Earth, but you can see a replay of the webcast below.

On Wednesday, an 82-foot asteroid barreling through space at 33,000 miles per hour will pass Earth within the moon’s orbit, or about 216,000 miles. Astronomers say there’s no chance it will hit us, but you could catch on live video the galactic flyby via webcast. You can sit back and watch the asteroid buzz by Earth in the video above starting at 4 p.m. ET.

The asteroid, known as 2014 DX110, belongs to the Apollo class of asteroids and is comparable to the one that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia last year, causing major damage to property and injuring some 1,500 people. Astronomers first spotted DX110 on Feb. 28, and they expect it will make another trip past Earth in March 2046. Slooh.com, which connects land-based telescopes to the Internet, will attempt to catch DX110 as it zooms past Earth in a webcast beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

An additional webcast from the Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 in Italy will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.

There’s no guarantee that either webcast will be fruitful. Slooh.com’s Patrick Paolucci told NBC News there’s a high probability that they won’t catch DX110 on camera due to uncertainties about the asteroid’s position. Last week, however, astronomers got lucky and caught video of a meteorite smashing into the surface of the moon.

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  • sarath

    amazing!!!!!!!!waiting for that…………….

  • sarath

    waitingggggggggggg

  • Guest

    cominggggggggg

  • Boom

    boooom

  • Aint Mimi

    This is sort of frightening.

    • sarath

      yeah

  • Gustavo Quintana

    hell yeah!!

  • Lee Garcia

    I’m waiting

  • Luca

    when does the live begin ?

  • Ed

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    I know why I was returned from the dead. I was judged and is known I have “honor” and will never stop telling !
    “TRUTH” !
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    THEY MIGHT PUT ME IN PRISON, BUT IT WILL BE BECAUSE I CAN MAKE “GOLD” !
    PUT ME IN PRISON FOR ME HEALING MY BRAIN ? WAKE UP WORLD !
    The HUMANS must shift from living “on” earth to becoming PEOPLE living “with” earth !
    It took me getting brain damage so bad that it killed me 3 times and am just now realizing I am very intelligent !
    “WAKE-UP” !
    I had someone at PCHgames call me an “IDIOT” because I said copper formed GOLD !
    THE “USA” COULD BE DEBT FREE ! THE WORLD CAN BE HEALED !
    NOW THAT I REACHED 50, DIED 3 TIMES……..
    HUMANS NEED TO WAKE UP AND HOPE IT DOES NOT TAKE WHAT IT TOOK ME ! When I died I was judged ! THAT IS WHY “HE” RETURNED ME !
    I am NOT going to try to lay claim to what “GOD” did ! Just because I figured out how GOLD was formed does not give me that right. I only know this because “HE” informed me in “meditation” !
    It is this simple, long ago there was a meteor shower that lasted so long and darkened the sky. That killed the DINOES off. The “NON-MAGNETIC” METEORITES WHEN THEY MAKE CONTACT WITH MOLTEN “COPPER” MAKES GOLD ! The volcanoes made the copper molten. There is a molecular change that takes place and can explode if you don’t know what you are doing. I know this because I have made some, had it explode and burn me.
    ~ The only reason I know all this is because THC healed my brain damage enough to become “GOD’S ALCHEMIST” !
    ~ THERE IS AN IDIOT BUT I ONLY HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE ~

  • Chris TheGrapevine Kramer

    When is this going to start…

    • Luca

      eh

  • Chris TheGrapevine Kramer

    too much chatter….

  • Kayboom

    SHOW US THE LIVE ASTRO NOW!!

  • Chris TheGrapevine Kramer

    really?

  • Roshan Bhatta

    amazing :)

  • Bobby Aragon

    Lol I don’t think many understood what it was we would be watching. We weren’t going to see a giant ball of fire tear across the sky like in Russia. We got to see it from hundreds of thousands of miles away. Still a sight to see.

  • Michael Hollis

    is everyone else having a no sound live feed??

  • Doctor Pancakes

    If they are uncertain of the asteroid’s position how can they be sure it won’t hit?

  • Dennis Ordonez

    Well… this was still interesting to watch, but the headline “Watch Live as an Asteroid Hurtles by Earth” was a bit misleading haha… anticlimactic

  • Guest

    The video doesn’t show anything even though it’s almost 5 pm ET…?

  • matt

    Was waiting for that guy from heavens gates cult smiling flicking us off..Rev .Matt

  • matt

    Waiting for the old guy from Heaven gate cult smiling flicking us off as he rides in the ufo behind the astroid..

  • Maria

    waiting too

  • scan

    Ok amazing world

  • Pebuhls

    Why cant we send a shuttle out to land on the asteroid and let it carry us around the solar system

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