Saturn goes into 'opposition' Tuesday afternoon; appears bright at night

Here's How to Spot Saturn's Rings in the Night Sky on July 9

Opposition occurs when Earth is completely lined up between the sun and another planet, forming a straight line.

July 9 will be the best night to catch Saturn because it'll be at its closest approach and therefore its brightest. At opposition, the planet will rise as the sun sets, and will generally rise around that time for the rest of the month. On Tuesday, the ringed planet will shine at its maximum brightness and come less than a million miles from Earth.

While it should be visible with the naked eye you can likely get a glimpse of Saturn's rings and it's largest moon, Titan, with the aid of a telescope. The moon is expected to be in its first-quarter phase, meaning about half of it will be lit by the sun, but the night sky should be plenty dark to see the planet.

Unions tell Labour to back Remain in second EU vote
It follows a meeting with unions earlier this week, who agreed a position to hold another public vote and to fight for Remain. Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn, who heads Parliament's Brexit Committee, said "this is a very significant moment".

Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities
According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center previous year , 72 per cent of USA teenagers said they used Instagram . Instagram said often people don't block, unfollow, or report their bullies, because "it could escalate the situation".

Trump lashes out again at United Kingdom ambassador
Donald Trump has dramatically stepped up the war of words over Britain's USA ambassador, branding him a "pompous fool". Shortly after the tweets were published, Darroch was disinvited from a dinner hosted by U.S.

Saturn's opposition technically occurs at noon Central time Tuesday afternoon, however, that night it will still be pretty close to that position, so it will still look pretty bright.

Starting at sunset, Saturn will rise in the southeast and slowly move across the night sky before setting in the southwest direction during the early morning hours on Wednesday. That means planet gazers can see Saturn's rings in any telescope that magnifies to at least 20 power, or sharper, Space.com reports. The only difference is that it won't twinkle like the stars.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Burger King debuts new $1 taco nationwide
Burger King says the tacos will be available for a limited time for $1 apiece. Burger King last offered a taco for a limited time in 2010.

Manchester United set to rival Arsenal for this Southampton outcast
He said: "I still have another three years of contract". "The last four months have not been easy for me, with my injury". After Lemina revealed his desire to leave, Man United have made a decision to press ahead with this deal.

Daniel Sturridge: Former Liverpool striker offers reward for missing dog
Are you insane ? You've come into a house to take a dog? "I'll pay whatever - it doesn't matter the cost". Sturridge posted videos on Instagram Monday, saying someone stole his male Pomeranian Lucci.

Watch Snowball the cockatoo show off the 14 dance moves he's invented
Instead, Snowball seemed to be dancing simply to interact with his human caregiver, which he likely sees as his surrogate flock. Based on their research, thestudy authors suggest five key underlying traits in animals that might enable them to dance.

Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' Doesn't Follow Comic Books
Far From Home's opening weekend now behind us, there remains one more major comic book movie to drop in 2019 - and that's Joker . But it may not be a movie that pleases comic book diehards, not according to director Todd Phillips at least.

Google and Amazon bring the YouTube app back to Fire TV
The two have since spent the last few months working to patch things up and bring their services back to users on both platforms. Around the same time, Amazon stopped selling a slew of Google-owned Nest devices on its online store.

Apple cuts MacBook Air price by $100, gives MacBook Pro chip upgrade
The newest 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by faster Intel chips, while the entry-level model now offers a Touch Bar with Touch ID. So in addition to paying less for these machines, students will bag a free pair of Beats headphones with qualifying purchases.

Boys Will Be Offered HPV Vaccine in Effort to Cut Cancer Rates
In the United Kingdom , boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the vaccine in secondary schools as of the next term. The vaccinations will be given to the young boys in secondary schools from the first day of the new school term.

Jon Rahm wins Irish Open with final round 62
Rock (70), Cabrera-Bello (69) and Eddie Pepperell (69) were tied for fourth, a further shot back. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and England's Andy Sullivan were two strokes back on 16 under.

International Business: Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic plans to go public
But after the kingdom murdered by the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi , Virgin Galactic refused to cooperate. Virgin Galactic has been focusing on suborbital launches for conducting experiments and taking tourists up to space .

Wendy Williams Announces She's 'Crazy' About her New Doctor Bae
Wendy also addressed the photos of herself with 27-year-old Marc Tomblin that seemed to indicated they were dating . His kids are in their 20s, and yes, he's Black". "I'm not gonna say one more word".

Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't
But on Tuesday, he announced in a four-minute campaign video that he's launching a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Steyer joins the race three weeks before the next presidential debates , and he could struggle to get a spot on the stage.

FCC proposes new robocall rules targeting texts, foreign calls
However, carriers are not banned from charging consumers for automatically blocking robocalls . The rules would give teeth to the Ray Baum's Act (RBA) that was enacted past year .

Daly withdraws from British Open; was denied use of cart | AP sports
Daly's decision was announced Tuesday by the R&A, which confirmed Kevin Streelman as Daly's replacement at Royal Portrush. Former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next week's Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

Williams fined for damaging Wimbledon court
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Serena Williams was deeply hurt by her loss to Naomi Osaka at the 2018 U.S.

Other news