Hey, Nice Ring! – Saturn

Well placed for viewing in Santa Barbara skies during spring and well into summer is the coolest planet in our solar system – Saturn. It’s currently in the constellation Virgo, down in her feet. There is only one bright star in Virgo, a blue star called Spica. The Greeks saw Virgo as Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, and Spica represented a spike of wheat held in her hand. On Monday evening, July 15, the first quarter Moon will be just below Spica, and Saturn will be off to their left and up (northeast). … We host stargazing (weather permitting) at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Westmont College, Camino Real Marketplace, Cachuma Lake, Refugio State Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, and Bacara Resort and Spa. more

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