The planet Saturn

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From Fairfield , Saturn will become visible around 17:13 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 42 minutes after the Sun at 20:18.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:0.58 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-8.95 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h09m [1]
Declination:-22°21' [1]
Distance:10.54 AU
87.70 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:9.56 AU
Eccentricity:0.050916
Inclination:2.48°
Longitude ascending node:113.71°
Argument of perihelion:-20.27°
Epoch of elements:15 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:133.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.08 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.57 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
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