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No telescope needed to see Saturn on June 27


Saturn, with its remarkable rings, will be visible to the naked eye on June 27 and astronomers are urging people to have a look.

The gas giant will be at its closest point to Earth this year and in opposition to the Sun, with Earth squarely in the middle, affording the best possible views throughout that night.
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand director Saran Poshyachinda said Saturn will be 1.353 million kilometres from Earth, as close as it gets this year, and if the sky isn’t overcast, the planet and its rings will be clearly visible.

Published : June 22, 2018

By : The Nation