The planet Jupiter

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From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:18, when it rises 7° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:34, 33° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:37, 31° above your southern horizon.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Brightness (V):Mag -2.1
Right Ascension:15h21m
Declination:-17°15'
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
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
08 May 2018, 20:28 EDT  –  Jupiter at opposition
27 May 2018, 15:54 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
23 Jun 2018, 17:17 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
20 Jul 2018, 22:35 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
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The path traced across the sky by Jupiter in 2018

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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