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Saturn over New York City

Think you can’t see stars or planets from the city? Check out these 2 photos of Saturn over New York.

View larger. | Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan caught Saturn on June 15, 2017, the day of its yearly opposition, when Earth passed between Saturn and the sun. He wrote: “I wanted to capture the rise of Saturn at its brightest and closest to Earth. This is a single exposure image; I caught Saturn at the verge of occulting the spire of the Freedom Tower, which was lit green. I always thought it’s not possible to frame distant space objects with respect to Earth, but I was amazed when I realized this is definitely possible.” Thank you, Gowri!

View larger. | Alexander Krivenyshev of caught Saturn over New York City on June 15, 2017, too. Thank you, Alexander!

Deborah Byrd