Look to the southern skies, Saturn and Jupiter to align with the moon


Courtesy of AccuWeather.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The first of three best astronomy events of the month will be happening this weekend.

Jupiter, Saturn and the moon will be putting on a show by aligning in the southern sky August 9-11th, Accuweather reported.

On Friday night the moon will be right above Jupiter. Saturday night the moon moves between both Jupiter and Saturn, and on Sunday night the moon will appear closer to Saturn.

Photographers will be able to capture both planets and the moon in one photo.

Telescopes will allow you to see an up close look of the planets and the moon. AccuWeather reported that you’ll be able to see Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s great red spot.

Jupiter and Saturn will both appear in the night sky for the remainder of the month, but they’ll grow dimmer as the month continues.


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