Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

Tuesday 13th Aug 201305:16

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 2°46′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the west in the early evening sky. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -11.6, and Saturn at mag 1.0, 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 -11°13′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; it will be possible to see them at latitudes between 58°N and 81°S.