The planet Saturn

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From Ashburn (click to change), Saturn is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:09 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 15° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:15, 29° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:56, when it sinks to 10° above your south-western horizon.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 0.1
Right Ascension:17h31m
Declination:-21°56'
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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