Conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter

Tuesday 11th Feb 201405:09

The Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 4°56′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the west in the evening sky. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.4, and Jupiter at mag -2.6, both in the constellation Gemini.

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

At a declination of +23°10′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the northern hemisphere; in fact, they will be unobservable from latitudes south of 46°S. At London, the pair will set 12 hours and 25 minutes before the Sun.