Today at 23:45 (MSK) a small asteroid with a diameter of several meters will fly by the Earth. Asteroid 2011 CQ1 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey several hours ago. The asteroid should pass 21,000 km from the Earth, that is practically twice as close as geostationary satellites. At maximum brightness (mag. ~14.5m) the object will be visible in large amateur telescopes far from the city.

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