The planet Saturn

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From Fairfield , Saturn is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:04 (EDT) – 3 hours and 20 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:47.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Magnitude:0.65 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-8.95 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:20h12m [2]
Declination:-20°02' [2]
Distance:10.18 AU
84.63 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:9.54 AU
Eccentricity:0.054151
Inclination:2.48°
Longitude ascending node:113.72°
Argument of perihelion:-21.28°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-42.49°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.02 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.45 years
Sources
[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
Events
20 Jul 2020  –  Saturn at opposition
23 Jan 2021  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
04 Feb 2022  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
16 Feb 2023  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
28 Feb 2024  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
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