The planet Jupiter

Image of Jupiter
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From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:14 (EST) – 3 hours and 4 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:58.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Brightness (V):Mag -1.7
Right Ascension:14h44m
Declination:-14°49'
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
Events
13 Nov 2017, 03:19 EST  –  Close approach of Venus and Jupiter
14 Dec 2017, 11:58 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
06 Jan 2018, 19:23 EST  –  Close approach of Jupiter and Mars
11 Jan 2018, 03:26 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
07 Feb 2018, 17:04 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
07 Mar 2018, 04:02 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
03 Apr 2018, 12:13 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
30 Apr 2018, 15:17 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
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The path traced across the sky by Jupiter in 2017

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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