Asteroid 2017 BS32 set to pass between Earth and the Moon Feb. 02. The space rock was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-30.
It will fly by Earth at a distance of 161 280 km which is about 0.4 times the distance to the Moon at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.57 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 m - 26 meters in size.
The asteroid which has a condition code of 7 belongs to a group of asteroids, named Aten.
More disturbing is the fact that the last days an increasing number of newly discovered asteroids passed the Earth less than 5 LD , while 2017 BS32 is the fourth asteroid to pass Earth, below 1 LD – Lunar Distance, since January 8, 2017!