The planet Uranus

Image of Uranus
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From Fairfield , Uranus is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:33 (EDT) – 3 hours and 56 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 26° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:04.

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Name Uranus
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:5.84 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-7.17 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:02h29m [2]
Declination:+14°17' [2]
Distance:20.23 AU
168.26 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:19.19 AU
Longitude ascending node:74.23°
Argument of perihelion:96.73°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:142.27°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:18.29 AU
Aphelion:20.10 AU
Orbital period:84.07 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
31 Oct 2020  –  Uranus at opposition
30 Apr 2021  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
05 May 2022  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
09 May 2023  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
13 May 2024  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
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