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Ask the Astronomer

Q. You mentioned Saturn next to the moon on that February lunar eclipse earlier this year, but when will Saturn be seen again in the evening sky?

A. The ringed planet Saturn will not be visible in the evening until around mid-February, when it rises about 8 p.m. in the east. In early October, one hour before sunrise, Saturn is more than 10 degrees above the eastern horizon, but by late October at that time it climbs to more than 30 degrees in altitude, or one-third the way up from the horizon. Saturn is found in the constellation Leo the Lion, far below its bright star Regulus.

Flandrau: The UA Science Center


Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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