The planet Uranus

Image of Uranus
© NASA/Voyager 2
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From Ashburn (click to change), Uranus is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:13, 59° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:55, when it sinks to 21° above your western horizon.

Name Uranus
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Brightness (V):Mag 5.8
Right Ascension:01h31m
Declination:+08°57'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:19.29 AU
Eccentricity:0.047285
Inclination:0.77°
Longitude ascending node:74.06°
Argument of perihelion:102.99°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:72.20°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:18.38 AU
Aphelion:20.21 AU
Orbital period:84.75 years
Events
23 Oct 2018, 20:33 EDT  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Feb 2019, 00:32 EST  –  Close approach of Mars and Uranus
28 Oct 2019, 04:02 EDT  –  Uranus at opposition
31 Oct 2020, 11:40 EDT  –  Uranus at opposition
20 Jan 2021, 13:49 EST  –  Close approach of Mars and Uranus
07 Jun 2021, 04:02 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
04 Jul 2021, 13:01 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
31 Jul 2021, 21:52 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
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The path traced across the sky by Uranus in 2017

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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