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Saturn makes a brilliant appearance in the sky Tuesday night – Trends and viral news



Saturn is appearing in the night sky this month and Tuesday is probably the best day to see.

The ringed planet is "in opposition" this week, which means that it is closer to Earth's orbit. This should allow Saturn to be seen without a telescope.

A clear sky across Indiana will give Hoosiers a good place to see the planet. However, fog from Canadian wildfires could obscure the view for some.

According to AccuWeather, Saturn will rise to the southeast at sunset and will move in the sky before going down to southwest at dawn. Observers equipped with a telescope should be able to see the famous rings of the planet and, potentially, the largest moon of Saturn, Titan.

If you do not find Saturn at the beginning, AccuWeather tells you that Jupiter should be easier to spot. Once you have found it, look to the left to find Saturn.

And if you're unlucky on seeing Saturn on Tuesday, it will be visible for the rest of the month, with another great opportunity on July 16 and 17, when the Full Moon Thunder will shine next to the planet.


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