Jupiter (Planet)

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From Fairfield , Jupiter will become visible at around 19:50 (EDT), 17° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 0 minutes after the Sun at 21:32.

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Name Jupiter
Object type Superior planet
Current position
Computed for:15 April 2024
Right ascension:03h11m [2]
Declination:+17°01' [2]
Magnitude:-2.03 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:32.7 arcsec[2]
Distance:5.90 AU
49.07 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):13.61 arcmin/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):74.0°
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:5.20 AU
Longitude ascending node:100.56°
Argument of perihelion:-85.80°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:19.65°
Absolute mag (H):-9.38 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.95 AU
Aphelion:5.46 AU
Orbital period:11.87 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.

18 May 2024  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
20 May 2024  –  Jupiter at apogee
09 Oct 2024  –  Jupiter enters retrograde motion
06 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at perigee
07 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at opposition
04 Feb 2025  –  Jupiter ends retrograde motion
24 Jun 2025  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
26 Jun 2025  –  Jupiter at apogee
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