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Saturn ring plane crossing

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Saturn's rings will appear edge-on as viewed from the Earth.

The exact position of Saturn at the moment the Earth passes through its ring plane will be:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Angular Size
Saturn 23h42m00s 4°35'S Aquarius 18.9"
Sun 14h13m -13°22' Virgo 32'12"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 18 September 2021
Sunrise
06:38
Sunset
18:58
Twilight ends
20:34
Twilight begins
05:02

11-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

94%

11 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:54 14:17 19:39
Venus 10:18 15:24 20:31
Moon 18:20 23:30 04:52
Mars 07:09 13:11 19:14
Jupiter 17:37 22:47 03:57
Saturn 16:46 21:38 02:31
All times shown in EDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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