Saturn Chris Go April 26 FEA

Saturn And The Seeliger Effect: Seeing Is Believing

This weekend we looked at Saturn from the unique perspective called opposition, when a planet is directly opposite the sun in the sky. Seen from space, Saturn is lined up with Earth on the same side as the sun. Seen from the ground, the planet rises at sunset, remains visible all night and doesn’t set…
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Saturn’s Rings Surge In Brightness This Week

On Sunday Saturn reaches opposition, when it will be closest to the Earth for the year. The closer something is to us, the brighter it appears in the sky. Not only will the planet be brighter than compared to months ago and months hence, but around opposition a curious phenomenon known as the Seeliger Effect…
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