The planet Neptune

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From Ashburn , Neptune is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:30 (EDT) – 5 hours and 17 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 38° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:25.

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Name Neptune
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:7.87 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:23h19m [1]
Declination:-05°30' [1]
Distance:29.67 AU
246.72 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):32.08
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:30.27 AU
Eccentricity:0.006851
Inclination:1.77°
Longitude ascending node:131.80°
Argument of perihelion:225.27°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-84.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:30.07 AU
Aphelion:30.48 AU
Orbital period:166.58 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
10 Sep 2019  –  Neptune at opposition
27 Jan 2020  –  Close approach of Venus and Neptune
11 Sep 2020  –  Neptune at opposition
14 Sep 2021  –  Neptune at opposition
27 Apr 2022  –  Close approach of Venus and Neptune
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition
29 Apr 2024  –  Close approach of Mars and Neptune
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