HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26

January 23, 2015 6:29 AM

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HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.

However, it won’t be unusually close: it will be 745,000 miles away at closest approach. That’s 3.1 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.

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