Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tonight's Sky for November 18: Saturn at Conjunction

Tonight's featured sight is sort of a misnomer in that it features something that you positively will not be able to see: Saturn in conjunction with the Sun. For the past few months, Saturn has been sinking into the twilight glow just after sunset. Well, Saturn is at its worst today as it is in conjunction with the Sun. What does that mean? Answer: as seen from Earth, Saturn is directly behind the Sun. The good news: the planet will reappear by month's end as a morning object just ahead of sunrise.  

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