Tis a record breaking approach by an asteroid (that has been measured!) I almost (not being very awake) put hit in the title rather than near miss. Oops! It is coming within 28000 km well within the geostationary satellite belt.
So are we going to have a live mn watch? Apparently you can also see it with good binoculars as it approaches.
We are back - we went to the Mendips, no light pollution there. And, a big nothing - there was some cloud on the horizon just about where it ought to be and then a little later some mist came wafting across. DP decided not to take his telescope in the end and had just the binoculars. We did see the Milky Way though - haven't see that for a while, being in a city
We tried though and had a Olds Family Adventure. DP and DS did see a full moon though ... as I had a wee behind a tree