The asteroid that will fly by Earth tonight is known as 2000 EM26. The asteroid will be hurtling by at about 27,000 miles per hour. It will fly by keeping a distance of 1.6 million miles (2.6 million km), which is equivalent of 8.8 lunar distances from Earth, at 9:00 p.m. EST tonight (2:00 a.m GMT, February 18). Note that, one lunar distance is approximately 238,000 miles.
This asteroid fly by is considered a near-Earth object and scientists will be keeping a close eye on it. You can keep an eye on this asteroid as well, with live coverage beginning tonight at 9 p.m. EST. You will be able to see the fly by of the asteroid live from here.
Source: Daily Mail