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’s Night Sky calendar. Shining at magnitude 6.75, Vesta will be visible to the moon‘s upper left.

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