“In other words, you would need to be in the right place of the planet, where at the fly-by time you are in the middle of the night and have the object well placed in the sky.
“Being in Australia, for example, would make this feasible.”
But there is some good news, as Dr Masi will broadcast the asteroid’s flyby via the Virtual Telescope Project.
You will have to get up very early as the broadcast will kick off in the wee morning hours on Monday.
Dr Masi will track the object using a remote telescope in Ceccano, Italy, where the Virtual Telescope’s facilities are based.