04:00 BST on 04 May
Saturn doesn’t rise above the south eastern horizon until after midnight this month. When it does finally show itself, looking like a gold-hued star shining just above the ‘handle’ of the famous Teapot of Sagittarius, it will not get very high in the sky. It will trace out a low arc above the southern horizon before the sky becomes too bright before sunrise to see it any more. Before it fades from view it will be an easy naked-eye object. Look for the waning gibbous Moon shining 8 degrees to Saturn’s upper right on the morning of 4 May, and just three and a half degrees to the planet’s upper left the next morning.