2017, April: Saturn


Saturn appears in the southern predawn skies during April.  At mid-month, it rises in the southeast after midnight.  As the sky begins to brighten, it appears in the south near the bright star Antares and the constellation Sagittarius.  The stars of of the centaur resemble a teapot.

On the morning of April 16, the moon appears about 5 degrees to the upper right of Saturn.  Reddish Antares is nearly 20 degrees to the lower right of Saturn.

Saturn is at opposition on June 15, rising at sunset and appearing in the sky all night.

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