"Parade of the Gas Planets, and: Saturn at Its Best"

Scheduled air date: 1997 Oct 06-12

At opposition (closest to Earth) on 1997 Oct. 10, Saturn rises at sunset, and sets at sunrise (Daylight Saving Times shown).

Saturn is on the meridian (imaginary North-South line) just before one o'clock AM, Daylight Saving Time, on 1997 Oct. 11 (night of Oct. 10-11). The inset shows the relative sizes of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn.

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Hustler Illustrated directory.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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