Sun opposite Saturn – view the brightest Saturn of this year

Sun Saturn opposition

Sun opposite Saturn will happen on June 27th, 2018, at 13:28 UT (09:28 EDT).

Saturn is staying now  in tropical Capricorn, sidereal and constellational Sagittarius, among ’the stars of the Bow’. These days, at its opposition, the ringed planet is the closest to Earth, fully illuminated by the Sun, thus it is brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view this planet with the naked eye, at midnight it will be close to Midheaven (Medium Coeli), but the light of the (almost full) waxing Moon will disturb the eyesight in some measure.

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