Saturn is at opposition. See it shine at its best for 2022 in a free webcast tonight.

The ringed planet Saturn is often hailed as the jewel of the solar system and you have a chance to see why in a free webcast tonight. 

Saturn, which has the most dazzling rings of all the planets in the solar system, reaches a point in its orbit called opposition tonight (Aug. 14) that marks its closest and brightest appearance in the night sky this year. To celebrate, the online Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast live views of Saturn from a telescope in Ceccano, Italy. Weather permitting, the webcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT (2330 GMT). It will appear on this page at start time, but you can also watch directly on the Virtual Telescope Project website (opens in new tab), too.



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