An asteroid was reportedly spotted flying over Suffolk this weekend.

The object, named 2023 DZ2, was discovered over a month ago and passed between the Earth and the Moon in its flight.

In a video recorded in Ipswich at 8pm on Saturday, the asteroid can be seen as it passed within 161,000km of the planet.

It is estimated that 2023 DZ2 is between 40m and 95m in diameter.


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In a Twitter post, NASA said that an event like this happens about once per decade.

No known threat is expected for another 100 years.

Across the East of England, there have been plenty of other things to see in the sky this month, including a 'worm moon' and the International Space Station.