Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will make a close approach to Earth on April 29. Bottom line: The huge asteroid known as (52768) 1998 OR2 passed closest to Earth on April 29, 2020. On April 29, an asteroid estimated to be between 1.1 and 2.5 miles wide will fly by Earth. A huge asteroid is set to safely pass earth earth on April 29, 2020 and though the asteroid will not hit the earth excitement is building among both professional and amateur astronomers to catch a glimpse of this asteroid. An online viewing originally scheduled for April 28 – … Asteroid Huge asteroid to safely pass earth on April 28, 2020, here's how to watch it. A GIGANTIC asteroid the size of a mountain will speed past Earth later this month. The asteroid will be approaching Earth and … But it's not expected to collide with our planet, thankfully. NASA warned that Asteroid 52768 (1998 OR2) could hit Earth on 29 April 2020 and cause catastrophic danger.