Conjunction between the Moon and Mars

Wednesday 19th Feb 201422:23

The Moon and Mars will make a close approach, passing within 2°59′ 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 -12.4, and Mars at mag -0.6, 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 -07°45′ , they will be visible across much of the world; it will be possible to see them at latitudes between 62°N and 77°S.