Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

Friday 21st Feb 201422:13

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°18′ 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 Saturn at mag 1.0, both in the constellation Libra.

At closest approach, the pair will be close enough to fit comfortably within the field of view of a telescope, but will also be visible to the naked eye or a through pair of binoculars.

At a declination of -16°16′ , 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.