Jupiter and Mars will share the same right ascension, with Jupiter passing 0°18' to the south of Mars.
Jupiter will be at mag -2.2, and Mars at mag 0.8, both in the constellation Taurus.
The pair will be close enough to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will also be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
A graph of the angular separation between Jupiter and Mars 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 coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 65° from the Sun, which is in Leo at this time of year.
|The sky on 14 August 2024|
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All times shown in EDT.
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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|10 Jan 2026||– Jupiter at opposition|