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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 4°52' to the north of Venus. The Moon will be 27 days old.

From Fairfield, the pair will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:15 (EDT) – 2 hours and 51 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:47.

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The Moon will be at mag -10.1, and Venus at mag -4.0, 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 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 07h40m40s +25°48' Gemini -10.1 31'37"9
Venus 07h40m40s +20°55' Gemini -4.0 12"9

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 34° from the Sun, which is in Leo at this time of year.

The sky on 20 August 2025
Sunrise
06:06
Sunset
19:43
Twilight ends
21:25
Twilight begins
04:24

27-day old moon
Waning Crescent

8%

27 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:34 11:41 18:48
Venus 03:16 10:37 17:59
Moon 03:03 10:46 18:29
Mars 09:34 15:26 21:19
Jupiter 02:34 10:03 17:31
Saturn 21:03 03:02 08:58
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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