Mark your calendars! This coming Friday, September 17, Saturn and Moon will be observed close to one another in an event called a conjunction.
Our very own natural satellite, the Moon, and the ringed planet, Saturn is expected to be as close as 3°45’ this Friday.
On this night, prepare to see the Moon in a Waxing Gibbous phase which makes the view much more beautiful. And just about 4 degrees above the Moon, you would be able to spot Saturn.
Saturn is visible with our naked eye. This means that the conjunction can be observed even without any equipment.
Nevertheless, if you happen to have a telescope or a pair of binoculars, the experience will be much better. Saturn is best known for its rings which are visible with the help of binoculars or a telescope.
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