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Saturn visible near Strawberry Moon this week

Saturn will be visible next to the the full moon this month, known as the Strawberry Moon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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“The moon officially becomes full at 12:53 a.m. Thursday. It will be big and bright in the evening sky all week and close by will be the planet Saturn,” Zontini said.

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“Head outside after sunset, which is around 9 p.m., and look to the southeastern sky.”

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Starting June 27, the moon will be very close to Saturn. The next couple of nights around the same time, the two will move or look like they are moving farther apart. 

A bonus planet, Mars,  is close to the waning gibbous moon and will be visible June 30. Mars and the moon will be next to each other in the evening. 

“Remember Saturn and Mars will shine steady and won't twinkle like a star,” Zontini said. 

Use the hashtag #SkyWitness7 to share photos. 

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