Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

Friday 21st Mar 201403:14

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°14′ 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 Saturn at mag 0.9, 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°08′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.