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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Saturn’

Earthsky Tonight —Saturn closest, brightest,

Earthsky Tonight —Saturn closest, brightest, opposite the sun

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planet Saturn is at opposition today. That means Saturn is opposite the sun in Earth’s sky. At opposition, Saturn rises in the east at sunset and sets in the west at sunrise. This is when Saturn comes closest to Earth for all of 2010. As a result, it is when Saturn shines most brilliantly in our sky. If you had a bird’s-eye view of the solar system today, you would see our planet Earth passing ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Mar 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn

Earthsky Tonight – Mar 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn rise shortly after dark

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If the skies are clear, you cannot miss the planet Saturn this evening. The waning gibbous moon and Saturn rise above your eastern horizon by around 8:00 p.m. tonight. For the precise rising times for the moon and Saturn into your sky, check out the links on our almanac page. These rising times presume a level horizon. Saturn is that star-like object by tonight’s moon. Saturn is no star, however. Stars put ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 2, 2010: Best time of year

Earthsky Tonight, February 2, 2010: Best time of year to see Saturn is approaching

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the southern sky in the wee hours before dawn on Wednesday, February 3. Blue-white Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, sparkles to the left of the waning gibbous moon. The golden planet Saturn lies to the moon’s upper right. The best time of year to see the planet Saturn is approaching. Saturn is the faintest of the bright planets, so it’s not the easiest planet ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn

Earthsky Tonight, February 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn rise in late evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org You’ll have to stay up fairly late to see the moon and the planet Saturn tonight – or wake up early tomorrow. Our chart shows the eastern sky at around 10 to 11 p.m. The moon rises first. Then Saturn follows the moon above the horizon a bit later. For the precise rising time of the moon and Saturn into your sky, check the links on our almanac page. After they rise, the moon and Saturn travel westward ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: January 13, 2010 – Saturn in

Earthsky Tonight: January 13, 2010 – Saturn in retrograde from January 14 to May 31

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planet Saturn adorns the nighttime from late evening till dawn tonight. This golden world rises in the east around 11:00 p.m. Climbing upward through the night, Saturn soars to its highest point in the southern sky around 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning. As a general rule, Saturn appears to travel eastward in front of the background stars. But starting on January 14, 2010, Saturn will be going ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 5, 2010: Moon and

Earthsky Tonight – January 5, 2010: Moon and Saturn

Yes, you can catch the waning gibbous moon pairing up with the planet Saturn tonight. But you have to be a night owl or an early bird to see them shining on the dome of night. Depending on where you live, the moon and Saturn will rise over your eastern horizon late this evening or possibly even after midnight. For the specific rising time of the moon and Saturn in your sky, check out the links on our almanac page. Keep in mind that these rising times presume a level horizon. The moon and ... Full Story

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