The planet Neptune

Image of Neptune
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From Ashburn (click to change), Neptune is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:51 (EDT) – 4 hours and 51 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:20.

Name Neptune
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:7.88 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:23h10m [1]
Declination:-06°18' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:30.27 AU
Eccentricity:0.006851
Inclination:1.77°
Longitude ascending node:131.80°
Argument of perihelion:225.27°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-84.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:30.07 AU
Aphelion:30.48 AU
Orbital period:166.58 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
07 Sep 2018, 14:13 EDT  –  Neptune at opposition
07 Dec 2018, 09:02 EST  –  Close approach of Mars and Neptune
10 Sep 2019, 03:10 EDT  –  Neptune at opposition
27 Jan 2020, 15:02 EST  –  Close approach of Venus and Neptune
11 Sep 2020, 16:12 EDT  –  Neptune at opposition
14 Sep 2021, 05:07 EDT  –  Neptune at opposition
27 Apr 2022, 15:10 EDT  –  Close approach of Venus and Neptune
16 Sep 2022, 18:07 EDT  –  Neptune at opposition
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77.49°W
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