Conjunction between Venus and Saturn

Wednesday 18th Sep 201314:54

Venus and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 3°28′ of each other.

The pair will visible in the west in the early evening sky. At the moment of closest approach, Venus will be at mag -4.6, and Saturn at mag 1.1, both in the constellation Libra.

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 -12°16′ , they will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; it will be possible to see them at latitudes between 57°N and 82°S.