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Where is Saturn located in the sky?

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The location of Saturn in the sky varies, depending on when you are looking and where you are. Locate the constellation nearest Saturn's current position to use as a guide. Look for an object that doesn't twinkle. Saturn appears as a small, yellow-white light to the naked eye.

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Where is Saturn located in the sky?
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From 2013 to the early 2020s, the planet occupies the constellations of the southern zodiac. It will journey through Libra, Scorpius, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius and Capricornus. Check star charts for an accurate position on any given date. Use a telescope to view Saturn's beautiful rings, because this defining characteristic cannot be seen otherwise.


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