Saturn and The Moon

Four of Saturn’s moons transit the planet (image from Hubble Space telescope via Wikimedia Commons)

12 May 2023

From Earth, Saturn is tiny and the Moon is large. You can see the huge size difference in Paul Byrne’s (@ThePlanetaryGuy) video of Saturn rising behind the Moon.

In reality Saturn is 95 times larger than our Moon and has 83 moons of its own plus thousands of moonlets. Only seven of Saturn’s moons can be seen through a telescope from Earth.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, click on the caption to see the original)

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