The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°04' of each other.
From Washington (click to change), the pair will become visible at around 20:54 (MDT) as the dusk sky fades, 35° above your southern horizon. They will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 25 minutes after the Sun at 01:00.
At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.0, and Saturn at mag 1.0, 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.
The precise positions of the Moon and Saturn at the moment of closest approach will be as follows:
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 94° from the Sun, which is in Cancer at this time of year.
The circumstances of this event were computed from the DE405 ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The positions of deep sky objects in conjunctions are taken from the NGC2000.0 catalogue.
The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.