The planet Saturn

From Newark (click to change), Saturn is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 14° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:49 (EST) – 2 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 14° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:31.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 1.2
Right Ascension:17h24m
Declination:-21°51'
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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