Conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter

2014 Dec 12

The Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 4°53′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the east in the morning sky. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.2, and Jupiter at mag -2.3, both in the constellation Leo.

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 +14°46′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the northern hemisphere.