Flower Moon and Saturn Meet at Twilight Tomorrow

Looking Southwest in DTLA
Looking Southwest in DTLA

Early tomorrow morning the full Flower Moon will slip behind Saturn.  I just happened to wake up at 4 a.m this morning and was drawn to the window to see this view that my iPhone camera doesn’t begin to do justice to.  If you get up before dawn tomorrow you’ll see Saturn come within a length  (two full moon diameters) of the moon.  According to Bob King who writes the Astro Bob Blog , Saturn’s rings are tipped nearly wide open right now so if you have a telescope or a good pair of binoculars it’s going to be pretty awesome.   On Bob’s blog you can also find out how to watch the phenomena online.  Australia and New Zealand will have the best view  with the naked eye.

And in case you’re wondering, that’s the crown of the Ace Hotel lit up in the foreground and the JW Marriott at L.A. Live towering in the background.  The redish-gold glow in the middle is the Jesus Saves Sign.