A Shortening Shadow


The shadow Saturn casts on its rings is getting shorter. Later this month, the planet’s solstice will occur. At that point in time, the shadow will extend only as far as the innermost A ring, leaving the middle and outer A ring completely free of the planet’s shadow.

Image Credit: NASA

One thought on “A Shortening Shadow

  1. 2 solstices (solsticii ?) every 29-ish years? Or does planet wobble mean more rightening and shifting than Earth’s seasonal tilts?

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