The Moon’s First Encounter With Saturn For February

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

February 20th, 2017

Saturn is gaining distance from the Sun in the sky and is rising earlier with each passing day. That being said, it’s still best seen in the early morning sky as it slowly continues its slide toward the most southerly portion of the zodiac. The Moon appears nearby this morning; keep your eye on the distance between them and check back tomorrow to see how the view has changed.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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