An asteroid the size of Carrauntoohil will soar past the earth tonight.
At more than a kilometre wide 7482 (1994 PC1), was first discovered at an observatory in Australia in August 1994.
Despite its size the asteroid won't pose any threat to Earth as it passes by, as its closest point will be 5 times the distance of the moon.
Near-Earth #asteroid 1994 PC1 (~1 km wide) is very well known and has been studied for decades by our #PlanetaryDefense experts. Rest assured, 1994 PC1 will safely fly past our planet 1.2 million miles away next Tues., Jan. 18.
— NASA Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) January 12, 2022
Space commentator Leo Enright says it won't be visible to the naked eye, but you can watch the spectacle online, here.
He estimated most astroids that whizz past the earth are "about the size of a family car".
Although there's no question the asteroid will not hit the earth, Mr Enright said if it did "it would a very bad day indeed".
The asteroid will be available to stream from 8pm this evening.