According to today’s edition of EarthSky, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will flyby Earth on Monday, January 26, at 9:20 AM Pacific Standard Time. It will pass by Earth at 745,000 miles. You might be able to see it with a large home telescope or strong binoculars Monday night by aiming at the constellation Cancer. This is a huge Asteroid, twice the size of a cruise ship. Luckily, it will pass by harmlessly. For further details, please click on the link above.
Someone wrote a novel about an asteroid that did strike the Earth.
Hat tip and thanks to EarthSky, and to NASA-JPL-Caltech for the gif graphic.