Asteroid will be visible in night sky tonight

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A giant asteroid should be visible in the night sky above Portsmouth tonight as it hurtles past the earth.

The asteroid, called 2004 BL86, will be visible through binoculars provided the weather forecast of clear skies holds good.

Richard Judd of the Hampshire Astronomical Group based at Clanfield Observatory, said that 2004 BL86, should be visible to anyone looking above the northern horizon from around 6.30pm.

It should stay in sight for several hours.