Saturn to shine at its brightest this week. Submit your photos
Saturn, the ring-bearer of our Solar System, will glow brilliantly this week in the night sky now that it has reached opposition – meaning Earth will be between the planet and the sun.
According to EarthSky, opposition is a yearly milestone and the best time to observe the planet. It comes early Monday morning at 2 a.m., but don’t be too concerned with the exact time.
“At opposition, Saturn rises in the east around sunset, climbs highest up for the night around midnight and sets in the west around sunrise,” according to EarthSky.
Saturn should be in good view in the evening sky for the rest of the month and through the end of the year.
For those amateur astronomers out there, we want to see your photos of Saturn. Submit Saturn photos here!