GUWAHATI, June 14 - The ringed planet Saturn, during its �opposition� on June 15, will be closest to the Earth in its orbit for this year. The Sun, Earth and Saturn will be aligned on that day.
Guwahati Planetarium curator BC Bora said this opposition of Saturn occurs at an interval of every twelve and a half months.
�We can see the planet in the eastern evening sky for a long period and the planet will be visible in the evening sky at different positions from east to west. Saturn will be angled to show its northern hemisphere at this opposition and rings will be inclined at an angle of 26 degree to our line of sight, which is almost the maximum inclination they can have. This will allow the planet to be seen in all its glory,� he said.
Guwahati Planetarium and the Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers� Association will jointly arrange a live show of the planet through telescope on the planetarium premises in the evening from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm for a week with effect from June 15 subject to a clear sky.