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Saturn live position and data

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This page shows Saturn location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of Saturn in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 16.798774
Declination: -20.583698 (J2000)
Magnitude: 0.92
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 175.7°

Distance of Saturn from the Sun: 1500240098 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Saturn from the Earth: 1348948460 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Conjunctions of Saturn with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Saturn:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 817545.540816h 41m 53s-19° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 817838.738816h 42m 15s-20° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 817858.606616h 42m 17s-20° 11’ 13”
StarHIP 817968.424616h 42m 24s-20° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 818448.740216h 43m 01s-21° 20’ 38”
StarHIP 818877.802416h 43m 37s-20° 41’ 47”
StarHIP 820386.459616h 45m 30s-19° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 821497.632416h 46m 57s-20° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 822448.643816h 48m 12s-20° 56’ 50”
StarHIP 822657.974416h 48m 32s-19° 17’ 12”
StarHIP 823068.440616h 49m 01s-20° 27’ 21”
StarHIP 823517.177816h 49m 34s-21° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 824438.866616h 50m 55s-19° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 826215.811416h 53m 25s-20° 24’ 55”

Additional Resources about Saturn