Sky map of the moon near Saturn on Dec. 26, 2022 in the southwestern sky.

The moon will shine near Saturn in an evening conjunction on Dec. 26, 2022 as seen in this NASA map. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are visible too in the southwestern sky. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The last time the moon will visit the planet will be in a twilight conjunction that will disappear before night sets in.

The southwestern sky will be lit by the moon and the ringed planet, which is the second largest planet in the solar system. Veteran skywatchers will be able to see the three-day old moon at a right ascension of 21 hours, 37 minutes, 20 seconds. 10 degrees of the night sky is covered by your closed fist.

There will be a conjunction over New York City. The sky appears at 29 degrees above the horizon to the southwest as the sun sets.

At 8:20 p.m., the moon will sink towards the horizon before vanishing. Around 3 hours and 47 minutes after the sun sets, the EST starts.

The moon will have a magnitude of -10.8 with the minus prefix indicating a bright object in the sky over Earth. They will be in the constellation.

The conjunction can be seen with the naked eye or with a pair of binoculars.

Our guides for the best telescopes and best binoculars are a good place to start if you want to see the next conjunction of the moon. Our guide on how to photograph the moon is one of the things you should check out if you want to take photos of the moon.

One of the five solar system planets that are bright enough to be seen with the naked eye is the sixth planet from the sun. Mars and Venus are the closest planet to the sun, while Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system.

As little as a speck of light, Saturn is visible without a viewing instrument. The use of a telescope shows what is arguably the planet's most striking feature, the ring ofSaturn.

According to NASA,Saturn's rings are believed to be composed of broken up pieces of comets, asteroids, and even moons torn apart by the giant gas giant. The chunks of ice and rock in the rings are covered with dust and range in size from small grains to large mountains.

The ring system of Saturn is 75,000 miles away from the gas giant, but is still relatively thin with an estimated thickness of just 10 meters.

A, B, and C are the primary brighter rings, while D, E, F, and G are dimmer. At different speeds, all of the rings are circling the planet.

Skywatchers who are too wrapped up in the holiday season to see the conjunction between the moon and the planet will have another chance in January.

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