|Saturn February, 2018 ⬅︎|
| Saturn is the dimmest of the main naked-eye planets but if you know where to look, it is fairly easy to find, appearing pale yellow and brighter than most stars. Because Saturn takes 30 years to orbit the sun, it moves very slowly in our sky -- one constellation of the zodiac every two to three years. Once you learn its location, you'll know where to look for years to come.
Saturn's extensive system of ring is an awesome sight to behold in a telescope. The angle of the rings changes slowly over time. Look for the dark Cassini division, bands in the atmosphere and numerous moons with Titan being the brightest.
|Viewing Saturn in February, 2018|
|Level||Moderate||Rating||Best Viewing||Late February, before sunrise|
|Find||Saturn is close to the sun in our sky all month but the sun is moving eastward and away from it. So the best viewing is in late Feb. Look SE in the morning before the sun rises (see above).
|Saturn will be getting brighter each night as it approaches opposition on June 27, 2018.|
|View rings and several moons including bright Titan.|
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