Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tonight's Sky for August 30: Saturn Sets 3 Hours After the Sun

Saturn is sinking, but don't panic! Tonight, the ringed wonder, which reached opposition on May 10, will now be setting 3 hours after the Sun, meaning that Saturn will be well placed for viewing in the South-Southwestern sky as the sky gets dark. To see Saturn, look low and that bright 'star' is, in fact, the planet Saturn. For more fun, bring out the telescope as even a 60mm department store scope will clearly reveal the planet's rings. Bigger scope? Bigger detail!

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