banner graphic at the top of the page is an exaggerated view of the two but it is also showing how close the Moon passes by Saturn. Closest is at 8 am CST – 14 UT when the two will be separated by about 0.5 degrees.The planet Saturn will rise on Saturday morning, tomorrow, within about 1 degree from the just past last quarter Moon – now a waxing crescent Moon. The
Daytime Saturn Sighting? Since the Moon will be so close to Saturn it is possible that you could do a daytime sighting of the planet. This simulated view through 7×50 binoculars is set for 9 am CST – 14 UT. If my skies are clear I will be outdoors taking pictures. If successful I’ll post a follow-up blog.pictures from after Saturn rise and as long as I am
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.