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See the moon shine near the huge asteroid Vesta this weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19), the waning moon will pass within an inch width of asteroid Vesta in the east-southeast sky.

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

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