What Jupiter and Saturn did next

Image: NASA/GSFC

This month has been something of an afterparty for the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at the end of last year.

The two giant planets are still fairly close together, and easy to find. On 2 August Saturn was at opposition, which means it was directly opposite the Sun in the sky, and shining at its brightest. Jupiter‘s turn at opposition comes tonight (the night of 19-20 August).

Published by Graham Jones

Astrophysicist and science communicator