BALTIMORE — A few clouds in the skies tonight but even with that said our viewing of Saturn in the eastern sky after sunset should not be impacted. If you look up you will see a bright star bigger than the surrounding stars that is not moving in the sky above. That large star or bright dot of course is Saturn.
Saturn will be at it's closest point to Earth this evening and early Wednesday morning as it goes through a process called opposition. Opposition simply means that Earth will sit in between the planet Saturn and the sun. As a result Saturn will look brighter in our skies above and should even be visible to the naked eye.
The bonus is if you have a telescope and are away from a bright area. With the telescope you have a better shot to Saturn's infamous rings and moons. Happy viewing out there!!