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Saturn ring plane crossing

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Saturn's rings will appear edge-on as viewed from the Earth.

The exact position of Saturn at the moment the Earth passes through its ring plane will be:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Angular Size
Saturn 23h37m30s 4°29'S Aquarius 15.8"
Sun 00h46m +05°01' Pisces 31'59"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 27 July 2021
Sunrise
05:45
Sunset
20:17
Twilight ends
22:13
Twilight begins
03:49

17-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

82%

17 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:11 12:36 20:01
Venus 08:27 15:08 21:48
Moon 22:19 03:47 09:28
Mars 07:47 14:37 21:27
Jupiter 21:26 02:44 08:02
Saturn 20:30 01:25 06:21
All times shown in EDT.

Warning

Never attempt to point a pair of binoculars or a telescope at an object close to the Sun. Doing so may result in immediate and permanent blindness.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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