Tuesday night will be the best time to see Saturn in the night sky, even without a telescope.
The planet will be in opposition for the evening, which is the point in its orbit where it's closest to the Earth. If the skies are clear, you may be able to get a good glimpse of it just by looking up to the southern sky, AccuWeather reports — but for a detailed view of the planet, its rings, and maybe even a few of its brighter moons, a telescope will be necessary.
Saturn will be in the sky from sunset to sunrise, rising in the southeast and setting in the southwest. As one of the brightest things in the sky, it shouldn't be very hard to spot, even if you aren't very practiced with a telescope. To get the best view, you should find some high ground and aim your telescope to the south. Clear skies will make for the best viewing, which unfortunately means that rain or clouds might impede your view.
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But if you don't have a great view this time around, Saturn will still be fairly bright and close to the Earth for the rest of July. So even if you can't see it with the naked eye, with a telescope you should still have no trouble taking a good look at the ringed planet.
Read more at AccuWeather.
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