Jupiter (Planet)

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From Fairfield , Jupiter is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:59 (EDT) – 3 hours and 40 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 35° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:20.

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Name Jupiter
Object type Superior planet
Current position
Computed for:25 July 2024
Right ascension:04h45m [2]
Declination:+21°38' [2]
Magnitude:-2.11 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:34.2 arcsec[2]
Distance:5.63 AU
46.85 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):11.40 arcmin/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):82.7°
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°
Absolute mag (H):-9.38 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
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
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

09 Oct 2024  –  Jupiter enters retrograde motion
06 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at perigee
07 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at opposition
04 Feb 2025  –  Jupiter ends retrograde motion
24 Jun 2025  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
26 Jun 2025  –  Jupiter at apogee
11 Nov 2025  –  Jupiter enters retrograde motion
09 Jan 2026  –  Jupiter at perigee
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