Dubai Astronomy Group


Dubai Astronomy Group


Al Thuraya Astronomy Center
Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park - Dubai


17 Apr 2021

Moon & Mars Conjunction

The Moon and Mars will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 1°55′ to the south of Mars.

At around the same time, the two objects will also make a close approach, technically called an appulse.


From Dubai, the pair will become visible around 18:45 (+04) as the dusk sky fades, 65° above your western horizon. They will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:48.

The Moon will be at mag -11.3, and Mars at mag 1.2, both in the constellation Taurus.

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.