Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tonight's Sky for March 12: Moon Meets Saturn


New to astronomy? Want to see the planet Saturn but don't know where to look? Well, it's your lucky night as the Moon will be right next to Saturn throughout most of the night.

To see Saturn, just go out during the latter half of the night and look for the Moon, which is, of course, impossible to miss. As for Saturn, it's that bright 'star' right next to Luna. The way to tell that Saturn is a planet? Unlike stars, it doesn't twinkle thanks to the fact that it shines from reflected light.

In a binoculars, Saturn looks oval in shape thanks to the rings. In a telescope, Saturn's rings pop out just like in text book pictures. 

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