The asteroid 2021 EQ3 will pass closest above us at about 9:45 p.m. Monday night, at a distance of around 278,000 kilometers – 72% of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. It’s not Armageddon, but it could have been. A sizeable asteroid named 2021 EQ3 will pass closer to Earth than the Moon itself on Monday night. And lucky you, it will be all streamed live online! The flyby will be completely safe and doesn’t pose any risk to anything or anyone on Earth or to any of the satellites, reported the Cnet website.