Look up! An asteroid will be zooming past Earth on Christmas Eve
We should not forget that the space is giving us a lot of reasons to look up in the sky and observe the cosmic processes occurring there, during all of our preparations and celebrations related to Christmas. We will get to see an asteroid on our way on 24 December and we’ll also be watching up the first Christmas full moon in about 40 years. NASA predicts that we’re not supposed to see the next full moon to fall on Christmas until 2034.We don’t want to miss out watching both the events. We would not see the Asteroid 2003 SD220 around us till 2018. And we have to wait much longer to watch the full Moon and Christmas to line up again.
As we look up at the moon on such an occasion, it is worth remembering that its importance is beyond the celestial neighbor. The geological history of the Moon and the Earth are directly or indirectly linked together such that the Earth would be an entirely different planet without the Moon.
Don’t forget about the Moon this Christmas because it’s about to become a second home for our astronauts. So be grateful to it!
Look up! An asteroid will be zooming past Earth on Christmas Eve Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 12/24/2015 Rating: