scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saturn in opposition to Earth at 11.30 am today

Planetary opposition is a phenomenon when Sun - Earth and any planet in the outer orbits of our solar system align at a maximum angle.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
August 2, 2021 10:50:53 am
Saturn in opposition to Earth at 11.30 am todaySaturn, the planet of rings, will be in opposition at 11.30 am on Monday and can be seen from all parts of India. (File photo)

Saturn, the planet of rings, will be in opposition at 11.30 am on Monday and can be seen from all parts of India.

Planetary opposition is a phenomenon when Sun – Earth and any planet in the outer orbits of our solar system align at a maximum angle. At this time, the planet in opposition, that is, Saturn in this case, remains relatively closest to Earth and also the brightest.

An opposition with Earth occurs with planets located farther away in the solar system, like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as Earth rotates faster than these planets. Saturn usually comes in the opposition position, once in a year around August.

From Earth, Saturn will rise in the east around our sunset time and will stay up all through Monday and intervening Tuesday night. Saturn will set in the west as sunrises over Earth on Tuesday.

Using a telescope, Saturn, the golden bright star, can be located in the direction of the constellation Capricornus.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Technology News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X