Look up! Saturn shines bright, shows off rings as it reaches opposition.


Gear up for Saturn’s yearly program in the night sky!

Starting Monday (Aug. 2), you can discover Saturn shining in the sky as part of a celestial phenomenon called opposition. Earth and the ringed world will be on the very same side of the sun and gotten in touch with our star by an unnoticeable line, enabling skygazers on Earth to see a totally lit up Saturn. Saturn reaches this brightest point at about 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) on Monday, according to the site EarthSky.org. It will be greatest in the sky around midnight regional time and situated in the constellation Capricornus. 

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