The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

Conjunction of the Moon and Haumea

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at18:44 EDT(3 days ago)
22:44 UTC

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The Moon and 136108 Haumea will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 24°13' to the south of 136108 Haumea. The Moon will be 2 days old.

From Ashburn (click to change), the pair will become visible at around 19:23 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your western horizon. They will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 3 minutes after the Sun at 22:08.

The Moon will be at mag -9.9 in the constellation Virgo, and 136108 Haumea at mag 17.4 in the neighbouring constellation of Bootes.

A graph of the angular separation between the Moon and 136108 Haumea around the time of closest approach is available here.

The positions of the two objects at the moment of conjunction will be as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
The Moon 14h07m30s -07°46' Virgo -9.9 30'18"4
136108 Haumea 14h07m30s +16°27' Bootes 17.4 0"0

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 32° from the Sun, which is in Virgo at this time of year.

The sky on 22 September 2017
Sunrise 06:56
Sunset 19:06
Twilight ends
20:36
Twilight begins
05:27

2-day old moon
Age of Moon
2 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:50 12:16 18:42
Venus 04:43 11:24 18:04
Moon 09:22 15:02 20:42
Mars 05:22 11:53 18:25
Jupiter 09:07 14:40 20:13
Saturn 13:39 18:25 23:12

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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Image credit

The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

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