Saturn close to the Moon – 21st

21/08/2018 @ 8:45 pm – 22/08/2018 @ 12:30 am Europe/London Timezone

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 21:50 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 21st at 21.45 (image is from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software)

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