The just-past last quarter Moon moves on toward Sagittarius while Saturn becomes stationary, prior to beginning retrograde motion. Keep an eye on Saturn over the coming months – it will appear to move backwards across the sky (retrograde motion) and won’t move forward again (progade motion) until August 2nd.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
19:12 UT – Saturn is stationary prior to beginning retrograde motion. (Magnitude 0.4, diameter 17.2”. Scorpius, pre-dawn sky.)
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The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook allows astronomers to log 150 observing sessions and includes an appendix of hundreds of suggested deep sky objects.