BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Moon and Jupiter

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When: 1 & 28 August See it with: Naked-eye and binoculars How to see it: Spot it above the southeast horizon during evening twilight

Look towards the southeast horizon at around 22:30 BST (21:30 UT) in evening twilight. This time it’s the Moon and Jupiter in conjunctio­n and the Moon is at gibbous phase, just two days before it’s full. There is also a bonus as Saturn lies to their left on 1 August. You will be able to view this conjunctio­n with the naked eye if your horizon is not cluttered, and 10x50 binoculars will show Jupiter and the Moon in the same field of view if you do have a clear view. The Moon encounters Jupiter again on the 28th for an encore if you miss the first event. ▶

 ??  ?? If you look at the conjunctio­n of Jupiter and the Moon, on 1 August at 22:30 BST (21:30 UT), you’ll see Saturn nearby
If you look at the conjunctio­n of Jupiter and the Moon, on 1 August at 22:30 BST (21:30 UT), you’ll see Saturn nearby

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