Orbit diagram of asteroid's approach towards Earth

This orbit diagram of the asteroid Apophis from the Slooh website shows its approach towards Earth.

In 2029, the asteroid will travel past Earth at a distance of 30,000km.

Moving footage of the asteroid can be viewed on the Slooh website from 3am.

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Asteroid flying past Earth

A 900 foot wide asteroid made the latest in a series of close approaches to Earth tonight. There is a chance it could collide with the Earth in 2036.