Watch Saturn embrace the giant blue moon on August 30

Saturn will meet a giant blue moon tonight (August 30), as the full moon will serve as a perfect guide for spotting the gas giant.

The super blue moon, the second full moon of the month, will pass about 2 degrees from Saturn, about a finger’s width at arm’s length. At about the same time, the two celestial bodies will share an arrangement astronomers call conjunction, which means they have the same correct height, or longitude, in the sky. Both the moon and Saturn will be in the constellation of Aquarius during the approach and conjunction.

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