Mountain Skies Saturn At Opposition This Morning
Last updated 8/2/2021 at 10:58am
Of all the planets we can view through binoculars or a small telescope, the most fascinating to a first-time observer would be the four large Galilean moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. Many a young person has been hooked on astronomy by live views of these beautiful and fascinating planets. We are now entering a time through the end of the year when both gas giants will be in our evening sky, very convenient for casual observing. Let's start with Saturn since it celebrated a celestial "birthday" (sort of) in the wee hours of this morning. Around 2 a.m. the beautiful...