When Is The Best Time To View Saturn’S Rings?

Saturn’s rings are visible in the southern hemisphere all year round. The best time to view them is between early spring and late autumn, when they’re tilted towards earth. Even then, Saturn will be eclipsed by the sun at times – so you should avoid observing this planet at midday.


Top image: A composite of images collected through different filter types that illustrate the changing appearance of Saturn’s rings as seen from Earth over a 12-year period (from 2004 to 2015), with ring segments coloured according to their distance from the planet – closest ones being redder than those further away – via NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute