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Saturn ring plane crossing

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Objects: Saturn
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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 23h37m40s -04°29' Aquarius 15.7"
Sun 00h10m +01°08' Pisces 32'05"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 23 March 2025
Sunrise
07:05
Sunset
19:25
Twilight ends
21:10
Twilight begins
05:20

23-day old moon
Waning Crescent

38%

23 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:51 13:17 19:42
Venus 06:16 12:57 19:38
Moon 04:32 08:18 12:05
Mars 12:30 20:35 04:43
Jupiter 10:05 17:56 01:49
Saturn 06:58 12:42 18:25
All times shown in PDT.

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 DE405 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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