Conjunction between Mars and M22

2014 Nov 6

Mars and M22 will make a close approach, passing within 0°45′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the west in the early evening sky. At the moment of closest approach, Mars will be at mag 0.5, and M22 at mag 5.1, both in the constellation Sagittarius.

The pair will be a little too widely separated to fit comfortably within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or a through pair of binoculars.

At a declination of -23°54′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.