Conjunction between the Moon and Mars

Thursday 23rd Jan 201404:27

The Moon and Mars will make a close approach, passing within 3°30′ 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 -12.1, and Mars at mag 0.0, both in the constellation Virgo.

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 -05°38′ , they will be visible across much of the world.