Asteroid Apophis in 2012. There is a large asteroid, made entirely of iron, currently speeding toward earth. Discovered in 2004, it’s called “Apophis,” after the Greek-Egyptian god of death and destruction. And the asteroid named after a god of death will be the largest and closest thing to come near Earth than any other object in recorded history. It will come so close, near to earth that it will actually be closer to the ground than orbiting communications satellites. It will be seeable with the naked eye as a point of intense light burning across the sky.
It pass near Earth on October 2012.But that’s not even the scariest part. Scientists are nearly certain that the asteroid won’t hit when it swings by in 2012. But there’s a possibility that, if Earth’s gravity affects the asteroid’s path enough, it will swing back around the Sun and strike the Earth on oct21 2012.So, if Apophis does hit Earth in 2012, where, exactly, will it hit? Easy way to depends on how much Earth’s gravity pulls on Apophis.
Scientists are fairly certain that the asteroid would hit in one of 3 large areas in the world that place may be the first would be an impact in the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of California. The second area of impact would be in the great forests of north Russia. The third impact zone would place the asteroid striking somewhere southeast of the easterly coasts of the United States and Mexico, Northwest Africa, and the eastern coasts of Central and South America.