Saturn Photo-Op Coming Soon

saturnFour of Saturn’s moons will pass in front of the planet on Tuesday, Feb. 24, providing backyard astronomers a magnificent sight. Titan, Mimas, Dione and Enceladus will be visible as silhouettes crossing Saturn’s cloudtops.

Conditions for viewing will be especially good in Hawaii, Alaska and on the Pacific coast. The Hubble Telescope will also be watching. Hubble photographed three of the moon’s at once in 1996, but this will be the first time Hubble will capture four.

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