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HOW CAN YOU TO SPOT THE 4 VESTA ASTEROID?

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.

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An asteroid four times the size of Oregon is now so close to Earth that it's visible to the naked eye: Here's how to see it

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Stargazers worldwide will be able to see an asteroid in the coming weeks as 4 Vesta, the brightest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, will be visible near the Sagittarius constellation.

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