Best Night for Viewing Saturn

Date: 09/08/2024

Saturn appears at its biggest and brightest when it is “in opposition”—meaning Saturn, Earth, and the sun are all in a straight line, with Earth in the middle. Because Saturn has an orbit around the sun of about 29.4 years, an opposition occurs with this planet every 378 days. In the evening, peek through our telescope (or even a pair of binoculars) and see the rings of Saturn (and possibly some of Saturn’s moons, including Titan and Enceladus!) rising in the southwestern sky.

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