The planet Saturn

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From Fairfield , Saturn is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 15° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:25, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:03, when it sinks below 10° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:0.20 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-8.95 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h55m [2]
Declination:-21°03' [2]
Distance:9.07 AU
75.39 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:9.54 AU
Eccentricity:0.054151
Inclination:2.48°
Longitude ascending node:113.72°
Argument of perihelion:-21.28°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-42.49°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:9.02 AU
Aphelion:10.05 AU
Orbital period:29.45 years
Sources
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

Events
20 Jul 2020  –  Saturn at opposition
23 Jan 2021  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
04 Feb 2022  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
16 Feb 2023  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
28 Feb 2024  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
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