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|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
|The sky on 23 March 2025|
23 days old
All times shown in PDT.
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.
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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|20 Sep 2025||– Saturn at opposition|
|25 Mar 2026||– Saturn at solar conjunction|