A close approach

Asteroid (357439) 2004 BL86 is a 650-meters wide potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).  On 26 Jan. 2015, at 16:20 UT, it will make a close approach to the Earth, reaching a minimum distance of 1.1 million km (3.1 lunar distances). There is no possibility of a collision, but, as it will be as bright as mag 9.5, it should be easily accessible with small telescopes/binoculars.

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