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Pictures of Saturn
Saturn Opposition 2019 - July 9, 2019
Last year was Saturn's aphelic opposition, and this year Saturn is at 9.032,797 AU, with the globe spanning only 18.4". With a 24.4 degree axial tilt, Saturn's rings now hide behind the north pole. Saturn is only 34 degrees elevation, its last of 3 years this low before climbing back up the ecliptic next year.
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Jul 12, 2019
3.6 days after opposition

Jul 10, 2019
1.6 days after opposition

May 24, 2019
45.3 days before opposition
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