Saturn

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

Last Sunday when the Moon was young its sunlit crescent hung low near the western horizon at sunset.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Ultraviolet Earth from an Observatory on the Moon

Which planet is this? Earth. The featured false color picture shows how the Earth shines in ultraviolet (UV) light.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 55 Nights with Saturn

For 55 consecutive nights Mediterranean skies were at least partly clear this summer, from the 1st of July to the 24th of August 2018.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Highlights of the North Autumn Sky

What can you see in the night sky this season? The featured graphic gives a few highlights for Earth's northern hemisphere.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mont Blanc, Meteor, and Milky Way

Snowy Mont Blanc is near the center of this atmospheric night skyscape.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Saturn's North Polar Hexagon

In full view, the amazing six-sided jet stream known as Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown in this colorful Cassini image.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Aurora around Saturn's North Pole

Are Saturn's auroras like Earth's? To help answer this question, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini spacecraft monitored Saturn's North Pole simultaneously during Cassini's final orbits around the gas giant in September 2017.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Seeing Titan

Shrouded in a thick atmosphere, Saturn's largest moon Titan really is hard to see.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon, Mars, and Milky Way

Just two weeks ago, dark skies over the desert in northern Iran held this alluring celestial vista.

Saturn in Opposition

Saturn as seen in opposition on july 2017

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