Latest Saturn portrait, from Hubble

The solar system’s most photogenic planet, captured by most earthlings’ favorite space telescope.

Saturn, with wide bright rings, and a lot of details on the body of the planet.

View larger. | The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed Saturn on June 20, 2019. That was shortly before Earth flew between Saturn and the sun on July 9, and thus Saturn was generally at its closest to Earth for this year, at nearly a billion miles (1.36 billion km) away. Image via NASA/ESA/A. Simon/M.H. Wong/Spacetelescope.org.

Saturn is still in the evening sky. Click here for EarthSky’s planet guide.

Deborah Byrd