Conjunction between the Moon and Venus

Wednesday 26th Feb 201405:18

The Moon and Venus will make a close approach, passing within 0°20′ 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 -10.7, and Venus at mag -5.4, both in the constellation Sagittarius.

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°20′ , 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.