Monday, March 16, 2015

Tonight's Sky for March 16: Saturn Rises at Midnight

Tonight, the planet Saturn, sixth from the Sun and most distant planet visible to the naked eye will be rising about midnight. What does this mean for us who look at the sky? Well, come dawn, Saturn will be high in the Southern sky and well-placed for observing both visually and especially telescopically as meridian transits mean that a planet is at its nighest and that the observer has the least amount of atmosphere to look through. 

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