The planet Saturn

Image of Saturn
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From Newark (click to change), Saturn is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:58, when it rises 9° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:34, 27° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:56, 19° above your south-western horizon.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 0.1
Right Ascension:17h42m
Declination:-22°00'
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

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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