Yes, you heard that right. Saturn rings will now be officially visible from the Earth as it is going to pass by at the closest point.
As per reports from the NASA, the Saturn planet will rise at the opposite direction to the sun in the Earths sky which will allow us to see the planet with naked eyes but would still need a telescope to see the iconic rings as they won’t be that visible with naked eyes.
The opposition of the giant gas planet including the number of moons it is going to view is going to be a spectacular moment for us all.
As per reports from the EarthSky notes, they stated that “When the Earth passes from the midline of the sun and a planet which is at the outskirts of its own orbit also gathered up as the other planet so that planet seems out to be the brightest of all the others.”
So now, when the Saturn is going to be at the closest to the Earth – so this time the Saturn, Earth and the sun will be in a straight line. The Earth will be at Centre Point.
Saturn will be visible from the southeast sky, conclude its journey from there and will be spotted at the teapot of the Sagittarius constellation.
The planet would be visible the whole night at the highest peak point in the sky and then as the sun would start rising in the east, the planet will start setting down in the west.
It is also said to have a good view in the coming following months of August and September as well.
Also, per NASA, during 15th July 2019 and 16th July 2019, people staying in South America will be able to see the moon pass directly in front of the Saturn.
The whole event is going to be a historic happy event as it’s taking place on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.