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Saturn and Scorpius in the morning

9 Mar 2015, 22:51 UTC
Saturn and Scorpius in the morning
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Saturn and ScorpiusWith the onset of daylight savings time, there is plenty of darkness in the morning to step outside and appreciate the view to the south, with the constellation Scorpius dominating the southern horizon. Over the past months, the planet Saturn has slowly moved from Libra into Scorpius where it will spend the next two years on a slow journey eastward across the constellation. The Moon joins the pair for the next few days in a lovely showing in the pre-sunrise sky.Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope.

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