Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

Sunday 31st Aug 201418:08

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°21′ 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 -11.4, and Saturn at mag 1.1, 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 -15°07′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.