The planet Saturn

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From Ashburn (click to change), Saturn will become visible at around 18:51 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 2 minutes after the Sun at 21:18.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 0.5
Right Ascension:17h32m
Declination:-22°16'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:9.56 AU
Eccentricity:0.050916
Inclination:2.48°
Longitude ascending node:113.71°
Argument of perihelion:-20.27°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:133.81°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.08 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.57 years

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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