The planet Saturn

Image of Saturn
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From Ashburn (click to change), Saturn is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:02 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 28° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:16, when it sinks to 10° above your south-western horizon.

Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:0.12 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:18h17m [1]
Declination:-22°33' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
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°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.08 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.57 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
27 Jun 2018, 09:15 EDT  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Jun 2018, 23:51 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
25 Jul 2018, 02:05 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
21 Aug 2018, 05:53 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
17 Sep 2018, 12:45 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
14 Oct 2018, 22:58 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
11 Nov 2018, 10:40 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
02 Feb 2019, 02:05 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
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