The planet Jupiter

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From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 5° from it.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag -1.7
Right Ascension:13h59m
Declination:-11°04'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:5.20 AU
Eccentricity:0.048058
Inclination:1.30°
Longitude ascending node:100.47°
Argument of perihelion:-84.81°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:284.68°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.95 AU
Aphelion:5.45 AU
Orbital period:11.87 years

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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