Conjunction between the Moon and Mars

2014 May 11

The Moon and Mars will make a close approach, passing within 2°49′ 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 -12.5, and Mars at mag -1.2, 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 -02°38′ , they will be visible across much of the world.