100-Foot Asteroid Will Buzz by Earth Today

(WGNO) - The asteroid, named 2014 DX 110, is on course to come eerily close to Earth this afternoon.

The recently discovered asteroid is about 100 feet in diameter and it is set to come within 216,00 mile of Earth.  That’s closer than our moon’s orbit, which is about 238,900 miles from earth.

But don’t worry, NASA scientists say the asteroid’s orbit is still a safe distances away.

It should pass by earth around 3:07 p.m. CT today.

And while it may not be visible to the naked eye, stargazers can follow its progress across the heavens virtually.