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Watch Saturn at its biggest and brightest of 2023 this weekend

Watch Saturn at its biggest and brightest of 2023 this weekend

Saturn is an excellent target for observing the sky this weekend, thanks to its current location in the solar system.

The ringed gas giant will reach opposition, which means it will be directly opposite the Sun with Earth in the middle. At about the same time, Saturn will reach perihelion, which is its closest point to Earth, according to the American “space” website. in the sky. The combination of these two celestial events means that Saturn will appear at its largest and brightest this weekend. The planet should remain visible until February 2024.