Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Moon Meets Saturn in the Dawn this Weekend

Saturn and the waning crescent Moon rising to the SE at about 4 AM local on January 25th, 2014. Created using Stellarium
Saturn and the waning crescent Moon rising to the SE at about 4 AM local on January 25th, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mark your calendars: the first in a series of interesting occultations of Saturn by the Moon for 2014 starts this weekend.
The year 2014 features 11 occultations of the planet Saturn by the Moon, and there are 23 total for 2014 of every planet except Neptune and Jupiter