I spent from 510am to 545 on Thursday morning, leaning back against the sloping side of the Subaru Impresa, to watch the part of the sky away from the annoying corner streetlight. I saw 9 bright meteors, magnitude -3, -2, 1, -2, 2, -1 (was reddish with a brief trail, but not one of the Gemini meteors – wrong direction) 0, -1 (not a Gemini), 1. And five satellites passed by.
There was ground fog and a heavy layer of frost on everything, including my glasses when I was done. So no photos with all the moisture, the sky was foggy and they wouldn’t have come out well.
Where to look for Saturn in the sky…
Saturn is rising about sunset – low in the southeast – following Jupiter and ahead of ruddy Mars, both of which are brighter than Saturn. Saturn can be seen without a telescope, it’s about as bright as most of the brightest stars. It will look oblong in binoculars and show that it has rings in spotting scopes and telescopes of 30 power or more.
If you have questions, leave a comment!
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