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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 23h38m40s 4°30'S Aquarius 16.0"
Sun 21h39m -14°00' Capricornus 32'24"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 19 January 2022
Sunrise
07:47
Sunset
16:50
Twilight ends
18:39
Twilight begins
05:58

17-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

92%

17 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:58 12:48 17:39
Venus 06:16 11:05 15:53
Moon 17:26 01:29 09:18
Mars 05:47 09:56 14:05
Jupiter 09:22 14:37 19:52
Saturn 08:35 13:18 18:01
All times shown in PST.

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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