saturn's rings on earth

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From Washington, D.C., the rings would only fill a portion of the sky.

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From Guatemala, only 14 degrees above the equator, the rings would begin to stretch across the horizon. Their reflected light would make the moon much brighter.

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From Earth's equator, Saturn's rings would be viewed edge-on, appearing as a thin, bright line bisecting the sky.

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At the March and September equinoxes, the Sun would be positioned directly over the rings, casting a dramatic shadow at the equator.

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At midnight at the Tropic of Capricorn, which sits at 23 degrees south latitude, the Earth casts a shadow over the middle of the rings, while the outer portions remain lit.

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