the year 2022 has been filled with astronomical surprises.
We ended the previous
month with a total solar eclipse and we close the month of May with a gigantic asteroid making a close approach towards the Earth.
The situation is
concerning as the asteroid is 1.8-kilometers wide.
For a visual reference,
that is more than twice the size of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
And if it were
to deviate towards our planet, it would easily cause a global disaster.
The asteroid is expected
to make its closest approach to the Earth at a distance of 40,24,182 kilometers on May 27th.