Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn

2014 Sep 28

The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°43′ 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 -10.6, and Saturn at mag 1.2, 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 -15°49′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.