Saturday, February 23, 2008

Feb 24 - Saturn Will be Close and Bright!!!!!

Saturn will reach opposition on Sunday, February 24th this year. Meaning? Basically, an object is at opposition when the sun is on one side of Earth and the object, in this case Saturn, is directly on the opposite side. Just like this:

Saturn in Opposition

The glorious result of opposition is that Saturn will be fully illuminated by the sun and will appear to be disk-like in shape. How cool is that????

There are event watchers all around the world who await displays of such beauty. I hope that we are lucky enough to experience even a bit of this solar wonder.