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Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter

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The Moon and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 4°54' to the north of Jupiter. The Moon will be 28 days old.

From Seattle, the pair will be difficult to observe as they will appear no higher than 10° above the horizon. They will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:52 (PST) – 1 hour and 45 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 10° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:12.

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The Moon will be at mag -9.1, and Jupiter at mag -1.9, both in the constellation Gemini.

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.

A graph of the angular separation between the Moon and Jupiter 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 06h41m00s +27°55' Gemini -9.1 32'10"8
Jupiter 06h41m00s +23°00' Gemini -1.9 31"6

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 21° from the Sun, which is in Cancer at this time of year.

The sky on 22 July 2025
Sunrise
05:33
Sunset
20:55
Twilight ends
23:26
Twilight begins
03:02

27-day old moon
Waning Crescent

3%

27 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:08 14:08 21:08
Venus 02:39 10:23 18:07
Moon 02:50 11:20 19:50
Mars 10:08 16:31 22:54
Jupiter 03:51 11:46 19:42
Saturn 23:15 05:16 11:13
All times shown in PDT.

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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