A COLOSSAL asteroid more than three times the size of the UK has come so close to Earth it is visible with the naked eye in the night sky in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
It can be seen in the night sky close to Mars, Saturn and the Sagittarius constellation
The asteroid measures more than 310 square miles (800,000 square kilometres) in size, which is 50 times wider than the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs.
The asteroid is known as 4 Vesta, or Vesta, and is so big and bright it can be spotted despite it being 106 million miles away.
It can be seen in the night sky close to Mars, Saturn and the Sagittarius constellation.
But fortunately, Nasa says the asteroid is not coming any closer to Earth and there is no chance of it making impact.
It will be visible in the night sky until July 16.
Vesta is named after the goddess of the hearth and household in Roman mythology.
The asteroid is one of the largest known to mankind and currently resides in the asteroid belt.
It will appear in the night sky as a dim yellow dot.
Vesta reflects more light than the moon
The gargantuan asteroid will be easy to spot compared to other space rocks as its surface reflects more light than the moon.
Stargazers in the northern hemisphere will spot Vesta beyond the northwest tip of the Sagittarius constellation.
People in the southern hemisphere will see the asteroid appearing south-westerly of the constellation.
The asteroid was last visible in the night sky in 2011.
The asteroid was last visible in the night sky in 2011
Vesta is the second largest chunk of rock orbiting in the asteroid belt, with Ceres being larger.
Ceres was recently reclassified as a dwarf planet.
Saturn and Mars will also be nearby and will be visible to the naked eye from now until mid-July.