LUNAR CONJUNCTION WITH SATURN! The Moon lines up with the planet SATURN on the evenings of Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22! Look to the south to see a bright “star” very close to the waxing Moon!
Even a modest telescope is sufficient to reveal the famous RINGS of Saturn! If you don’t have a scope, find a planetarium, observatory or astronomy club in your area having a public program. Saturn is one of the GREATEST sights you can see through a telescope!
People often say that they don’t see patterns in the stars, but the constellation Scorpius really does look like the intended object! It doesn’t require much imagination to see the curved tail of a scorpion in these stars. But this constellation is very low in the southern sky, so a clear horizon free of trees is essential to spot the scorpion.