A TikTok user who claims to be a time traveller from the year 2269 has warned that a 'huge asteroid will make a close approach to Earth' next year.

The user, who posts under the name @_time_traveller_2269, claims that the space rock that will pass by the Earth next year will be half the size of the moon.

That means its radius could measure up to 868.7km wide.

Sharing the warning in a 10-second video, they said: "This is no joke!! I am a time traveller from the year 2269.

"In the year 2023, an asteroid will pass by Earth that is half the size of the moon."

The clip, which was posted yesterday, left TikTok users divided over whether they should believe it or not as one user said: "What time, so I can get in my shed to be safe."

However, others didn't seem so bothered by the news, writing: "Wow thanks for that, I will remember not to look out for that."

But for the most part, the alleged time traveller was met with mockery for their warning as one user quipped: "I’m a time traveller from 1963 sorry I’m late."

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Another asked: "And I'm Mickey Mouse? Did u get the lottery numbers by any chance?????"

The news comes after a huge asteroidbigger than the Empire State Building is zooming towards Earth at a whopping 18,000 miles an hour, NASA has warned.

The agency is keeping a close watch on the space rock set to pass our planet today (May 15).

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Any large asteroid set to come within 4.65 million miles of Earth is classified as “potentially hazardous” by boffins – and the latest asteroid on NASA’s radar falls into this category, coming within 3.5 million miles of our planet.

The atmospheric debris – known as Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) – is 490 metres wide, making it taller than the 440 metre Empire State Building in New York.

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