The king and queen of the planets are gracing our skies again. I hope you have seen them. Jupiter, the largest of the planets in our solar system, and Saturn with its beautiful rings are in the evening skies. They can be found in the southeast. Jupiter is very bright and slightly higher than Saturn, which is located nearby to its left. There are no competing stars in the area.
Naked-eye, they both appear as bright stars. With steadied binoculars you are able to see Jupiter as a disk and the four Galilean Moons very close to the planet. With a telescope, Saturn’s rings become quite obvious.