Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

Saturday 25th Jan 201413:48

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°33′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the east in the early morning sky. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -11.6, and Saturn at mag 1.1, both in the constellation Libra.

The pair will be a little too widely separated to fit comfortably within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or a through pair of binoculars.

At a declination of -16°06′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; it will be possible to see them at latitudes between 53°N and 86°S.