Saturn close to The Moon – 20th

When:
20/08/2018 @ 8:45 pm – 21/08/2018 @ 12:30 am Europe/London Timezone
2018-08-20T20:45:00+01:00
2018-08-21T00:30:00+01:00

The pair can be seen from dusk in the South from around 20:45 and travel across to the South West, where they set at around 00.30am. The closest approach is at 10:38 on the 21st however the pair won’t be visible due to daylight. Look before 22:00 and you can see Mars to the left of them, and Jupiter to the right! A stunning sight!

The image shows their location on the 20th at 21.20 (image is from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software)

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