Near-earth #asteroid 2020 WU5 as imaged last night. Today, this relatively large asteroid became as bright as magnitude ~12.8 while approaching earth to a still very large and safe distance of 21.1 LD (8.1 million km).
See also https://t.co/HnFYVmHJ45 pic.twitter.com/zRDex1CXDR

— Gideon van Buitenen (@giddgvb) January 13, 2021