The almost full Moon appears close to Saturn in the evening sky tonight. Observers in the United Kingdom will see the pair at their closest while those in Australia will see the Moon before it passes the planet and those in North America will see the pair following their close encounter.
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08:24 UT – Asteroid 2 Pallas reaches its maximum brightness. Magnitude: 8.9 (Hercules, pre-dawn sky.)
19:18 UT – The almost full Moon passes Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.1, diameter 18.4”. Naked eye, Libra, evening sky. See images above.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
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