Saturn, the Ringed Wonder, is low in the southeastern sky after sunset. While not a spectacularly bright planet, it is a spectacle through a telescope.
The nearly full moon passes 2.5 degrees above Saturn on July 6. The reddish star Antares is 14 degrees to the right of Saturn.
For more information about sky watching events:
- 2017, August 21: Chicago’s View of the Great American Solar Eclipse
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018