Uranus (Planet)

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From Fairfield , Uranus is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:17, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:25, 66° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:43, 52° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Uranus
Object type Superior planet
Current position
Computed for:03 October 2023
Right ascension:03h19m [2]
Declination:+18°01' [2]
Magnitude:5.67 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:3.7 arcsec[2]
Distance:18.88 AU
157.04 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):1.66 arcmin/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):255.1°
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°
Absolute mag (H):-7.17 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
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
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
27 Jan 2024  –  Uranus ends retrograde motion
13 May 2024  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
01 Sep 2024  –  Uranus enters retrograde motion
16 Nov 2024  –  Uranus at opposition
30 Jan 2025  –  Uranus ends retrograde motion
17 May 2025  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
06 Sep 2025  –  Uranus enters retrograde motion
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