Saturn Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Saturn is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Saturn Rise and Set Times
Today's Saturn rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
The following table lists the ephemerides of Saturn computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Saturn in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 May 18||1.14||18h 35m 25s||-22° 18’ 01”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 19||1.13||18h 35m 12s||-22° 18’ 11”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 20||1.13||18h 35m 00s||-22° 18’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 21||1.12||18h 34m 47s||-22° 18’ 34”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 22||1.12||18h 34m 35s||-22° 18’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 23||1.11||18h 34m 22s||-22° 19’ 00”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 24||1.11||18h 34m 08s||-22° 19’ 12”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 25||1.10||18h 33m 55s||-22° 19’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 26||1.09||18h 33m 41s||-22° 19’ 37”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 27||1.09||18h 33m 25s||-22° 19’ 51”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 28||1.08||18h 33m 11s||-22° 20’ 04”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 29||1.08||18h 32m 57s||-22° 20’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 30||1.07||18h 32m 42s||-22° 20’ 33”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 31||1.06||18h 32m 26s||-22° 20’ 47”||Sagittarius|
Distance of Saturn from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Saturn from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Saturn is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Saturn
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Saturn, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Saturn Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Saturn. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||568.319 x 1024 kg||95.1609|
|Escape Velocity||36.09 km/s||3.2252|
|Sideral Rotation||10.6562 hours||0.4452|