It’s nothing to be alarmed about, but a large asteroid capable of damaging a town will on Tuesday September 1, 2020 come much closer to Earth than anyone should be comfortable with.
While most asteroids pass by beyond the orbit of the Moon, asteroid 2011 ES4 will, on Tuesday, get to a distance equivalent to between the Moon and the Earth.
How big is 2011 ES4?
2011 ES4 is a reasonably large and dangerous asteroid.
It’s about 82 feet/25 meters in diameter, so much larger than asteroid 2020 QG, which passed very close to Earth during August and was only noticed a few hours after its closest approach.
If it struck Earth it could damage a town, but