Saturn Will Be Brightly Visible Tonight
Saturn is now making its entrance onto the celestial stage, rising in the eastern sky soon after dark and shining brightly in the southern sky all night long.
To the naked eye, Saturn stands out in the May night sky as the only bright object in the constellation Libra. In fact it outshines the two brightest stars in this part of the sky, Spica to the planet’s right and Antares to the left, and rivals Arcturus high above it.
New stargazers are often puzzled as to how to spot the planets among the stars. Most of the time, it’s easy: The planets are almost always the brightest objects in the sky, largely because they are much closer to Earth than are the stars.