Early August is going to be very special for Sky Watchers and Astronomers. Next week on Monday, that is on the night of August 2, a beautiful sight will be seen in the sky. Actually, on this day a particular part of our solar system will be closest to Earth. We are talking about the planet Saturn adorned with rings. This sight will be special because Saturn, which is the farthest planet from us, will be visible directly to the eyes without any instrument.

During this astronomical event, the Earth will be in the middle of the Sun and Saturn and this celestial event has been named - 'Opposition'. When a planet is in Opposition, it means that it is at its closest point to Earth and directly opposite the Sun.

According to Dr. Robert Messi of the Royal Astronomical Society of Britain, it will be easy to see Saturn because it will be in the empty part of the sky. It will be like a yellow star but its light will not twinkle but will be stable. It will also be brighter than other stars. 

When and how will it be visible? 

No equipment will be needed to spot it, but if its rings are to be seen clearly, then the help of telescope may have to be taken. At the same time, Saturn can be seen in the dark sky of the night, but due to cloudy and rainy weather, there may be some problems. However, this sight will remain for the whole month so there will be many chances to see it. It will be closest and clearest on Monday.

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