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Conjunction of the Moon and Venus

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The Moon and Venus will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 7°07' to the north of Venus. The Moon will be 26 days old.

From Fairfield, the pair will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:45 (EST) – 2 hours and 54 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:18.

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The Moon will be at mag -10.4, and Venus at mag -4.0, both in the constellation Taurus.

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

A graph of the angular separation between the Moon and Venus 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 05h12m20s +28°06' Taurus -10.4 32'23"5
Venus 05h12m20s +20°59' Taurus -4.0 15"2

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 39° from the Sun, which is in Cancer at this time of year.

The sky on 21 July 2025
Sunrise
05:37
Sunset
20:18
Twilight ends
22:16
Twilight begins
03:39

26-day old moon
Waning Crescent

11%

26 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:09 13:57 20:46
Venus 02:44 10:06 17:27
Moon 01:58 09:51 17:44
Mars 09:57 16:17 22:36
Jupiter 04:03 11:34 19:04
Saturn 23:03 05:04 11:02
All times shown in EDT.

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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