Tonight: Moon and Saturn

If the skies are clear tonight, Monday, July 7, look for the gibbous Moon. It will pass very close to the bright planet Saturn. In fact, if you are in Argentina or Chile, the Moon will pass directly in front of Saturn, an event called an occultation (times and viewing locations in the Southern Hemisphere here).

Although those of us in the United States won’t be treated to this exact alignment, the Moon and Saturn will be very, very close.

Below is a video of the Moon passing in front of Saturn from this past February, photographed from Australia.

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