Asteroid “Rerun” Buzzed Earth and Moon last night

Asteroid “Rerun” Buzzed Earth and Moon last night

Jan 25th update from (opens in new tab) EarthSky.org:  An asteroid designated 2017 BX – found just days ago, on January 20 – passed between the Earth and moon on late Tuesday night according to clocks in the Americas. The asteroid’s closest approach was 11:45 EST on January 24, 2017 (04:45 UTC on January 25). It came within 0.68 lunar distances, or about 162,252 miles (261,120 km). Slooh broadcast a show about this asteroid last night, which you can see in the video above. Slooh said that asteroid 2017 BX has been nicknamed “Rerun” in honor of the beloved, late actor Fred Berry.