Opportunity to See Saturn in Tonight’s Night Sky

(Undated) — Saturn will appear brighter tonight than any other time of the year. This is the time when the ringed planet will be at opposition, meaning its orbit will be at its closest to Earth. Saturn will rise in the southeast at around sunset and slowly glide across the sky before setting in the southwest at around dawn. If the sky is clear the planet will be bright enough to be seen by the naked eye. Viewers will need a telescope, though, to see Saturn’s rings. If it’s too cloudy tonight, don’t worry, the planet will be nearly as bright through the rest of the month.