Now if we had a planet like Saturn in our neighbourhood we would not have any dark nights anymore since the reflected light from Saturn would light up our planet even at night. Encedalus, one of Saturn's moons, is a good example of this. Total eclipses of the Sun would be much more frequent if they were caused by Saturn instead of our moon and they would last much longer too. With the same mean distance from Saturn as we have to our moon (384 400 km) we would be part of the outermost ring of Saturn, the E Ring. And our night view would be like this...


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