by Larry Owens

Saturn, December 2008

28 February, 2009 (17:28) | Saturn | By: ltowens

From the fall of 2008 through the winter of 2009, Earth will be near Saturn’s ring plane, giving us an edge-on view of the rings.  Here’s an image taken under somewhat turbulent atmospheric conditions, but it certainly shows the edge-on appearance of the rings (click image for larger view):