The planet Jupiter

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From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 10° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 18:35 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 10° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 21 minutes after the Sun at 19:38.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:-1.75 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h37m [1]
Declination:-18°39' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
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°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.95 AU
Aphelion:5.45 AU
Orbital period:11.87 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
11 Oct 2018, 19:28 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
03 Jan 2019, 03:49 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
22 Jan 2019, 10:18 EST  –  Close approach of Venus and Jupiter
30 Jan 2019, 19:48 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
27 Feb 2019, 09:55 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
26 Mar 2019, 22:54 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
23 Apr 2019, 07:58 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
20 May 2019, 13:20 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
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77.49°W
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