The planet Jupiter

Image of Jupiter
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From Seattle , Jupiter is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 12° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:52 (PST) – 2 hours and 8 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 12° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:39.

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Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:-1.97 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-9.38 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h20m [2]
Declination:-22°09' [2]
Distance:5.82 AU
48.37 lightmin [2]
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°
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
14 Jul 2020  –  Jupiter at opposition
28 Jan 2021  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
05 Mar 2022  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
20 Jan 2023  –  Jupiter at perihelion
11 Apr 2023  –  Jupiter at solar conjunction
02 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
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