Look towards the night sky to see Saturn shining next to the full moon

Mark your calendars. This week's night sky will provide a visual feast of heavenly proportions.

As soon as the sun sets this week, look east. If you have a clear view, you can see Saturn shining brightly when the Earth's orbit takes us directly between Saturn and the sun on Wednesday.

According to a NASA sky observation video, the best time to visit the ringed world is around midnight.

Having said that, you may have to take special care to look over Wednesday, when the full moon rises not far away Saturn in the night sky.

Saturn will be at its closest point to Earth this week, allowing stargazers a good view of the gas giant.

The planet will look like a bright star, yellow and unblinking. when it is seen with the naked eye.

That said, a backyard telescope or binoculars would also give interested space fans a better view of the planet's rings.

On Wednesday, the first full moon of summer, dubbed the "Strawberry Moon," will rise around 12:53 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

But do not be fooled by the nickname, the full moon will not wear any additional color.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, the first full moon after summer indicated the beginning of the strawberry harvest season.

And while the full moon will only last the day, Saturn will be visible in the night sky for several more months.

This is just the beginning of a summer full of fun heavenly events. Mars will look bigger in the sky later this month, making it visible starting at 10:30 p.m. in the early hours of the morning.

Then, at the end of July, Earth and Mars will be the closest they have been since 2003.

  Https% 3a% 2f% 2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com% 2fuploads% 2fvideo uploaders% 2fdistribution thumb % 2fimage% 2f1197% 2f3c36b25e 5953 4c2f a526 63db013b4d94


Source link