From the January 2009 issue

Saturn returns to glory

March 2009: The ringed planet reaches opposition and peak visibility March 8.
By and | Published: January 26, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This month brings a dramatic end to Venus’ long evening apparition. The brilliant planet’s changing position relative to the Sun causes it to nose-dive into the evening twilight. The shifting geometry also generates stunning changes in how Venus appears through any telescope.