Monday, November 16, 2015

Tonight's Sky for November 16: Last Chance to Catch Saturn

Anyone wanting to catch the planet Saturn before it disappears into the Sun's glare had better do so now as the ringed wonder is setting only an hour after the Sun. In practical terms, that means that a pair of binoculars is in order and that one had better go out about 15 minutes after sunset and look very low in the West-Southwest. With a good horizon, you should be able to find Saturn. Don't see it right away? No problem, planets are often hard to spot at dusk and when they do finally pop out of the twilight, it is almost as though a light was flipped on as you'll have probably scanned that area of sky several times beforehand. 

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