Asteroid to Light Up Sky
Astronomers expect a small asteroid measuring few meters in size will enter earth’s atmosphere over eastern Africa before dawn Tuesday. The asteroid will provide a spectacular light show as it disintegrates. The event is expected to occur at 5:46 a.m. local time (10:46 p.m. EDT Monday). The small space rock, designated 2008 TC3, will be traveling on an eastward trajectory that will carry it toward the Red Sea. Its unlikely any part of the asteroid will remain to hit the earth.