Now that our means of detection have improved, we’re discovering more and more of these “close encounters.” Sooner or later, another one is going to hit. In an astrological sense, they often bring some interesting effects as well. A few years ago we had a close encounter with one and that day a horrific F-5 tornado struck Oklahoma that killed some professional stormchasers. You can find the blog I did on it on my website here.
The asteroid – discovered June 4 – is about 20 feet wide and will pass within about 100,000 miles (153,000 km) this afternoon according to clocks in North America.