West Cumbrian Astronomers are in for an eyeful.
Written by Jason Rushworth on June 30, 2020
FROM OUR REPORTER JASON RUSHWORTH
Throughout this month, Jupiter will be shining brightly across the Cumbrian Coast. Spotted here on 1st June in Drigg. It’s brightness will increase in our area between now and July.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius of about nine times that of Earth. It only has one-eighth the average density of Earth; however with its larger volume, Saturn is over 95 times more massive.
Cumbrian farmers see Saturn as the Roman God of wealth and agriculture meaning a good harvest is predicted here in West Cumbria
There are currently over over 200 amateur astronomy societies and clubs across the UK and Ireland with the two main ones for this area being the Cockermouth Astronomical society and the Boarder Astronomical society.