How to watch the Asteroid Apophis flyby tonight:
The space rock’s flyby will be broadcast live online by the Virtual Telescope Project.
The free stream, which is embedded above, will kick off at midnight.
Dr Masi said: “Apophis has been and still is ‘used’ as part of several catastrophic theories, which really do not have any reason to be.
“For us, it is just a very interesting rock and will offer a memorable show in 2029, when it will be visible by naked eye.”
Asteroid Apophis was first spotted in 2004 and, at the time, it seemed to follow a potentially worrying orbit.
Initial observations determined there was a small chance of the asteroid striking us in 2068.