The planet Jupiter

Image of Jupiter
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From Fairfield , Jupiter is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:48, when it rises to an altitude of 7° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:39, 27° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:07, 10° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:-2.73 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-9.38 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h40m [2]
Declination:-21°45' [2]
Distance:4.15 AU
34.54 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:5.20 AU
Longitude ascending node:100.56°
Argument of perihelion:-85.80°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:19.65°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.95 AU
Aphelion:5.46 AU
Orbital period:11.87 years
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
14 Jul 2020  –  Jupiter at opposition
28 Jan 2021  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
05 Mar 2022  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
20 Jan 2023  –  Jupiter at perihelion
11 Apr 2023  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
03 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
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