The planet Saturn

Image of Saturn
© NASA/Cassini
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From Ashburn (click to change), Saturn is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 9° above the horizon at dawn.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 0.5
Right Ascension:18h14m
Declination:-22°30'
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
Events
11 Feb 2018, 09:40 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
10 Mar 2018, 21:26 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
02 Apr 2018, 08:44 EDT  –  Close approach of Mars and Saturn
07 Apr 2018, 08:37 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
04 May 2018, 16:18 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
31 May 2018, 21:08 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
27 Jun 2018, 09:15 EDT  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Jun 2018, 23:51 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
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The path traced across the sky by Saturn in 2018

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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