Vega is a brilliant blue-white star in the constellation Lyra, it is best viewed from northern latitudes in the summer months. Vega, along with the stars Deneb and Altair form the asterism The Summer Triangle. If you were able to view Vega close up it would look a bit like an egg (an oblate spheroid) this is because it's rapid rotation causes the star to bulge at it's equator and flatten at it's poles.