January 14th 2019

On Tuesday Near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros makes its closest approach to Earth since 2012 today, when it comes within 19.4 million miles (31.2 million kilometers) of our planet. It glows at 9th magnitude all week and will be bright enough to see through small telescopes. The asteroid resides about 10° southwest of brilliant Capella this evening, a region that lies high in the east after darkness falls. Be sure to catch Eros sometime this month — it won’t be as close or as bright again until 2056.

Source: http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2019/01/the-sky-this-week-from-january-11-to-january-20