LIVE STREAM: Small asteroid will pass earth by just 35,000 miles TONIGHT

An asteroid discovered just 2 days ago will pass just 34,672 miles (0.2 lunar distances) from Earth on Saturday morning, bringing it almost in range of earths satellites which orbit at 22,000 miles.

Named in honor of the world’s greatest soccer player, Lionel Messi, the size and speed of this asteroid makes it very difficult to track, hence the late release of information to the press.

Slooh observatory are doing a special live stream on the event if you can stay up until 2am to watch it whizz by.