Conjunction between the Moon and Venus

Thursday 27th Mar 201408:04

The Moon and Venus will make a close approach, passing within 3°26′ 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 -10.8 in the constellation Aquarius, and Venus at mag -5.1 in the neighbouring constellation of Capricornus.

The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.

At a declination of -10°11′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere.