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Saturn opposition Depiction
Saturn Opposition of June 27, 2018
Opposition at: June 27, 2018 13:00:00 hrs UTC 9.048822 AU (841,179,515 miles)
Closest at: June 27, 2018 10:00:00 hrs UTC 9.048809 AU (841,178,385 miles)
This is Saturn's aphelic opposition for this orbit, at 9.0488095 AU, with the globe spanning only 18.7". Last year the rings were at max tilt, this year they have begun to flatten, at 26.0 degrees the rings are still visible completely around the planet. Saturn is only 34 degrees elevation, its lowest, and will be this high again next year before climbing back up the ecliptic.
All Saturn Oppositions 2000 - 2049 AD
<<-- Saturn Opposition of June 15, 2017Saturn Opposition of July 9, 2019 -->>
Superior Conjunction: 21 Dec 2017Superior Conjunction: 2 Jan 2019
Aphelion
April 16, 2018
30d Elong30d Elong
24 Jan 2018
+1.45 mV
15.24"
21 Feb 2018
+1.46 mV
15.7"
21 Mar 2018
+1.41 mV
16.37"
18 Apr 2018
+1.30 mV
17.15"
16 May 2018
+1.15 mV
17.87"
13 Jun 2018
+0.99 mV
18.31"
12 Jul 2018
+0.99 mV
18.3"
9 Aug 2018
+1.15 mV
17.86"
6 Sep 2018
+1.31 mV
17.14"
4 Oct 2018
+1.42 mV
16.36"
1 Nov 2018
+1.46 mV
15.7"
30 Nov 2018
+1.44 mV
15.24"
99.9% illum
6,862 ipx2
+26.2 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
7,274 ipx2
+25.9 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
7,903 ipx2
+25.6 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
8,675 ipx2
+25.5 NP
34 transit
99.9% illum
9,428 ipx2
+25.6 NP
34 transit
100% illum
9,909 ipx2
+25.9 NP
34 transit
100% illum
9,898 ipx2
+26.2 NP
34 transit
99.9% illum
9,418 ipx2
+26.5 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
8,665 ipx2
+26.6 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
7,893 ipx2
+26.6 NP
34 transit
99.8% illum
7,274 ipx2
+26.4 NP
34 transit
99.9% illum
6,862 ipx2
+26.1 NP
34 transit
DateDistanceDisk MagnitudeDisk DiameterRings DiameterPhase AngleIllumDisk Illum PxTiltTransit
January 25, 20181,012,256,000 mi+1.45 mV15.3"34.6"2.999.9%6,879 ipx2+26.2 NP34
February 4, 20181,003,061,000 mi+1.46 mV15.4"35.0"3.799.9%7,004 ipx2+26.1 NP34
February 14, 2018992,000,000 mi+1.47 mV15.6"35.3"4.399.9%7,156 ipx2+25.9 NP34
February 24, 2018979,338,000 mi+1.46 mV15.8"35.8"4.899.8%7,348 ipx2+25.8 NP34
March 6, 2018965,408,000 mi+1.45 mV16.0"36.3"5.399.8%7,552 ipx2+25.7 NP34
March 16, 2018950,554,000 mi+1.43 mV16.3"36.9"5.599.8%7,788 ipx2+25.6 NP34
March 26, 2018935,170,000 mi+1.40 mV16.5"37.5"5.799.8%8,047 ipx2+25.5 NP34
April 5, 2018919,683,000 mi+1.36 mV16.8"38.1"5.799.8%8,323 ipx2+25.5 NP34
April 15, 2018904,512,000 mi+1.32 mV17.1"38.8"5.599.8%8,604 ipx2+25.5 NP34
April 25, 2018890,103,000 mi+1.27 mV17.4"39.4"5.199.8%8,891 ipx2+25.5 NP34
May 5, 2018876,892,000 mi+1.21 mV17.6"40.0"4.699.8%9,163 ipx2+25.5 NP34
May 15, 2018865,270,000 mi+1.15 mV17.9"40.5"499.9%9,418 ipx2+25.6 NP34
May 25, 2018855,625,000 mi+1.09 mV18.1"41.0"3.299.9%9,634 ipx2+25.7 NP34
June 4, 2018848,263,000 mi+1.04 mV18.2"41.3"2.3100%9,799 ipx2+25.8 NP34
June 14, 2018843,424,000 mi+0.98 mV18.3"41.6"1.3100%9,920 ipx2+25.9 NP34
June 24, 2018841,287,000 mi+0.93 mV18.4"41.7"0.3100%9,965 ipx2+26.0 NP34
July 4, 2018841,906,000 mi+0.95 mV18.4"41.6"0.8100%9,954 ipx2+26.1 NP34
July 14, 2018845,262,000 mi+1.01 mV18.3"41.5"1.8100%9,876 ipx2+26.2 NP34
July 24, 2018851,244,000 mi+1.06 mV18.2"41.2"2.799.9%9,732 ipx2+26.3 NP34
August 3, 2018859,631,000 mi+1.12 mV18.0"40.8"3.699.9%9,536 ipx2+26.4 NP34
August 13, 2018870,156,000 mi+1.18 mV17.8"40.3"4.399.9%9,300 ipx2+26.5 NP34
August 23, 2018882,475,000 mi+1.24 mV17.5"39.7"4.999.8%9,047 ipx2+26.5 NP34
September 2, 2018896,191,000 mi+1.29 mV17.2"39.1"5.399.8%8,767 ipx2+26.6 NP34
September 12, 2018910,908,000 mi+1.34 mV17.0"38.5"5.699.8%8,482 ipx2+26.6 NP34
September 22, 2018926,182,000 mi+1.38 mV16.7"37.9"5.799.8%8,204 ipx2+26.6 NP34
October 2, 2018941,582,000 mi+1.41 mV16.4"37.2"5.799.8%7,941 ipx2+26.6 NP34
October 12, 2018956,704,000 mi+1.44 mV16.2"36.7"5.599.8%7,692 ipx2+26.6 NP34
October 22, 2018971,129,000 mi+1.45 mV15.9"36.1"5.199.8%7,468 ipx2+26.5 NP34
November 1, 2018984,494,000 mi+1.46 mV15.7"35.6"4.799.8%7,265 ipx2+26.4 NP34
November 11, 2018996,467,000 mi+1.46 mV15.5"35.2"4.199.9%7,093 ipx2+26.3 NP34
November 21, 20181,006,733,000 mi+1.46 mV15.4"34.8"3.499.9%6,959 ipx2+26.2 NP34
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