The planet Saturn

Image of Saturn
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From Ashburn , Saturn is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 15° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:38 (EST) – 2 hours and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 15° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:22.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:0.60 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:19h12m [1]
Declination:-21°57' [1]
Distance:10.74 AU
89.35 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):27.02
Orbital Elements[1]
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°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.08 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.57 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
02 Feb 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
18 Feb 2019  –  Close approach of Venus and Saturn
01 Mar 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
29 Mar 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
25 Apr 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
22 May 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
18 Jun 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
09 Jul 2019  –  Saturn at opposition
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