The planet Saturn

Image of Saturn
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From Fairfield , Saturn is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 14° above the horizon. It will become visible around 17:03 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 14° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 22 minutes after the Sun at 18:45.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:0.58 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-8.95 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h19m [1]
Declination:-22°05' [1]
Distance:10.85 AU
90.21 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:9.56 AU
Longitude ascending node:113.71°
Argument of perihelion:-20.27°
Epoch of elements:15 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:133.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.08 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.57 years
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
13 Jan 2020  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
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02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
04 Feb 2022  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
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27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
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