Neptune (Planet)

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From Fairfield , Neptune is visible between 20:10 and 03:40. It will become accessible around 20:10, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:55, 45° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:40 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Neptune
Object type Superior planet
Current position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:7.82 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-6.87 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:23h37m [2]
Declination:-03°45' [2]
Distance:28.94 AU
240.65 lightmin [2]
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:30.07 AU
Eccentricity:0.008586
Inclination:1.77°
Longitude ascending node:131.72°
Argument of perihelion:-86.75°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:259.91°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:29.81 AU
Aphelion:30.33 AU
Orbital period:164.88 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
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
03 Dec 2022  –  Neptune ends retrograde motion
15 Mar 2023  –  Neptune at solar conjunction
30 Jun 2023  –  Neptune enters retrograde motion
01 Sep 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Neptune
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition
06 Dec 2023  –  Neptune ends retrograde motion
19 Dec 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Neptune
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