Look up! See the moon shine near massive asteroid Vesta this weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19) the waning moon will pass within a thumbs width of asteroid Vesta in the east-southeastern sky. 

During this close approach, the pair will share the view in a widefield telescope eyepiece, according to Chris Vaughan, amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees Space.com’s Night Sky calendar. Shining at magnitude 6.75, Vesta will be visible to the moon‘s upper left.



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