Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tonight's Sky for September 28: Saturn Sets 2 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 2 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 (and if you have an extremely low horizon), bring out the telescope just before the planet sets as even a 60mm department store scope will clearly reveal the planet's rings.

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