Saturn emerges just above our second Full Moon this month, the Full “Corn” Moon. Just a few days ago, Saturn reached “opposition”, a position directly opposite the Sun. Full Moon’s represent the same positioning, opposite the Sun in our skies. It also places them due south at local midnight, or 1:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.
Jupiter now rises less than 3 hours after sunset, a gain of about 2 hours from the beginning of August. It climbs above the east-northeast horizon close to 10 o’clock, and reaches about one quarter of the way up by midnight, at which point it appears due east. It rises one half-hour early each week through the fall.