CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) – Get ready for a celestial show this weekend, as a new asteroid is set to flyby Earth.
The 60-foot rock, called 2014 RC, is set to pass 25,000 miles over New Zealand. Do not be alarmed, it’s a safe distance according to NASA. For perspective, 25,000 miles is one-tenth the distance between here and the moon.READ MORE: ‘Just Really Shaken Up’: CBS4 Crew Attacked On South Beach While Working Story About Efforts To Cut Down On Violence There
A similar sized rock pierced through the atmosphere over Russia’s Ural Mountains last year, causing considerable damage. However, 2014 RC does not pose a threat.
The space rock was discovered by astronomers in Arizona the night of Aug. 31.READ MORE: Search For Missing Florida Teen Tristyn Bailey Ends After Body Found, Teen Charged With Murder
Those who want to see the celestial body flyby will need a telescope.
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