Vesta is one of the largest asteroid in the belt, second only to Ceres.
But despite not being the biggest, Vesta is by far the brightest rock in the belt.
For the coming weeks, the space rock will be visible to the naked eye.
To stargazers in the northern hemisphere, Vesta will appear beyond the northwest tip of the Sagittarius constellation.
Saturn and Mars will be nearby, with all visible to the naked eye from now until July 16.
For those in the southern hemisphere, the mirror image is true – with the asteroid appearing south-westerly of the constellation.
On July 16, the asteroid will retreat further into our Solar System and will no longer be observable with the unaided eye.