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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 11h38m00s 4°30'N Virgo 15.9"
Sun 10h53m +07°04' Leo 31'43"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 19 January 2022
Sunrise
07:23
Sunset
17:15
Twilight ends
18:49
Twilight begins
05:49

17-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

93%

17 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:40 12:50 17:59
Venus 05:58 11:06 16:14
Moon 17:49 01:23 08:49
Mars 05:17 09:57 14:37
Jupiter 09:11 14:38 20:05
Saturn 08:15 13:19 18:23
All times shown in EST.

Warning

Never attempt to point a pair of binoculars or a telescope at an object close to the Sun. Doing so may result in immediate and permanent blindness.

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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