Asteroid ‘2015 HD1’
Asteroid ‘2015 HD1’ got close very to the earth on Tuesday, April 21st at 4am EST. It was only 0.2 lunar distances away (73400 km or 45,600 miles).
Large asteroids can destroy an entire city, and those kinds hit the earth once every 100 years (on average). This one was the size of a bus, considered small.
Annual Meteor Shower This Week
According to EarthSky, the meteor shower will be visible in the sky from April 16-25, but the best times to watch will be the pre-dawn hours of April 22 and 23. It’s predicted to be more spectacular than usual!
You can find the best dark spots for watching the sky around and outside the GTA with this map: Dark Sky Finder. One of the spots mentioned are right near the Edge studios, on Queens Quay!
Will you be watching the shower tomorrow or the day after? Get in the mood with the Star Wars soundtrack!