Saturn will reach it's highest point in the sky at 12:50 am PT. During opposition Saturn is directly opposite the Sun from the Earth. Saturn will also reach perigee (closest position to Earth). The Moon will set at about midnight as well, making for superbly dark observing conditions. On this occasion, Saturn will lie at a distance of 8.97 AU (average distance from Earth is 9.56 AU), and its disk will measure 18.5 arcseconds in diameter, shining at magnitude 0.8. Saturn will be best viewed through a telescope, or a good pair of binoculars.