Watch golden Saturn next to the moon on the morning of June 27

Saturn next to the waning gibbous moon on the morning of June 27, 2024
Saturn next to the waning gibbous moon on the morning of June 27, 2024. (Image credit: Stellarium)

Are you an early riser? If yes, then don’t miss the opportunity to watch Saturn near the moon.

Saturn will be visible very close to the 68% illuminated waning gibbous moon on the morning of June 27, 2024.

The close appearance of two celestial objects on our sky’s dome is called a conjunction. Here is the conjunction of the moon and Saturn.

On this day, the moon and Saturn will rise together around midnight. So look in the southern sky in the early morning hours preceding sunrise to see the moon and Saturn.

Saturn is easily noticeable without an instrument like a pair of binoculars or a telescope. It will appear like a bright star to the naked eye.

However, you need a telescope to see Saturn’s disk, ring system, and moons.

Saturn looks golden in the sky because its rings reflect more sunlight due to their high phase angle.

The loneliest star in the southern sky, Fomalhaut, will be seen below the moon and Saturn duo on the morning of June 27, 2024.

If you miss the opportunity to watch Saturn near the moon on the morning of June 27, don’t worry. Saturn will be visible in the morning sky throughout June. Read more about our daily visible planet guide.

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