Normally elusive Saturn easy to pinpoint this week - Tucson News Now

Normally elusive Saturn easy to pinpoint this week

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Saturn looks like a milky star low in the sky later this week. The just-past-full moon will guide you to Saturn, with the naked eye.

From Sky and Telescope (and see the attached image for an illustration, also from Sky and Telescope): "If it's clear on the night of Thursday, March 28th, I'll be on the lookout (and you should too) for a just-past-full Moon perched midway between the icy-white star Spica to its upper right and creamy-hued Saturn to its lower left. This grouping won't be particularly tight — Saturn and Spica are currently 17° apart, about twice the width of your fist at arm's length — but it will still look nice."

 

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