"Today (September4, 2009) planet Earth passes through the plane of Saturn's rings. From the perspective of earthbound astronomers, Saturn's rings will be edge-on. The problem is, Saturn itself is now very close to the Sun, low on horizon after sunset, so good telescopic images will be difficult to come by." Read more.
Photo courtesy of Astronomy Picture of the Day, September 04, 2009.
NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge
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