The planet Jupiter

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From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter will become visible at around 20:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 15 minutes after the Sun at 01:49.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag -2.1
Right Ascension:12h50m
Declination:-03°59'
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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