Uranus (Planet)

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From Seattle , Uranus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 17° from it.

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Name Uranus
Object type Superior planet
Current position
Constellation:Aries
Magnitude:5.87 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-7.17 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:02h52m [2]
Declination:+16°09' [2]
Distance:20.67 AU
171.88 lightmin [2]
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:19.19 AU
Eccentricity:0.047168
Inclination:0.77°
Longitude ascending node:74.23°
Argument of perihelion:96.73°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:142.27°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:18.29 AU
Aphelion:20.10 AU
Orbital period:84.07 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 Seattle

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Events
05 May 2022  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
24 Jun 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
21 Jul 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
18 Aug 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
24 Aug 2022  –  Uranus enters retrograde motion
14 Sep 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
11 Oct 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
08 Nov 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
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