Near Earth Asteroids from NASA

— Ashish Pokhriyal

Asteroid shot past our planet harmlessly Thursday night, NASA says.

NASA described it as a very close encounter with our planet.

The asteroid’s closest approach will be at 7:27 p.m. EST.

It’s estimated to be between 11.5  feet and 28 feet across.

It was discovered by amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov from an observatory in Crimea, NASA confirmed.

There is no risk of the asteroid impacting Earth.