Friday, 2 March 2007

Moon Grazes Saturn

We will have a spectacular near-miss on March 2 at about 02.36 when the almost full Moon will just skim past Saturn’s N Pole! It will be so close that in fact from N & E parts of Ireland it will occult Saturn’s Moons Rhea and Iapetus, at about 02.36 and 02.37, but I doubt if you’ll see them with the very bright Moon so close. Rhea will be magnitude 9.7, and Iapetus about mag 10.2.

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