The planet Saturn

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From Seattle , Saturn is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 6° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name Saturn
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:0.65 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-8.95 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h58m [2]
Declination:-20°40' [2]
Distance:10.78 AU
89.63 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
Events
20 Jul 2020  –  Saturn at opposition
23 Jan 2021  –  Saturn at solar conjunction
01 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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