Live Webcast – Big Asteroid Close To Earth TODAY is streaming live footage of asteroid activity.  The newfound asteroid 2013 ET will pass Earth on Saturday (March 9), coming within 2.5 times the distance of Earth’s moon.

On Saturday (March 9), the online Slooh Space Telescope, which also offers stargazing events, will provide a free webcast of the asteroid from its observatory in the Canary Islands, off the coast of west Africa. The Slooh webcast will feature discussions by Slooh president Patrick Paolucci, Slooh engineer Paul Cox, and documentary filmmaker Duncan Copp. That show begins Saturday at 3:15 p.m. EST (2015 GMT).