Saturn

Saturn

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets, Saturn is unique among the planets. All four gas giant planets have rings -- made of chunks of ice and rock -- but none are as spectacular or as complicated as Saturn's. Like the other gas giants, Saturn is mostly a massive ball of hydrogen and helium. -[NASA]

Changing Data

Rises:
06:26:00
Sets:
15:35:00
Apparent Magnitude:
0.5
Illumination:
100%
Size (")
15.0
Distance in light minutes:
91.6
Distance in miles:
1,024,014,142
Distance in AU:
11.01613
Constellation:
Sagittarius

Orbital Data

Rotational Period:
0.444
Orbital Period:
29.447498
Perihelion:
1.350 * 109 km
Aphelion:
1.504 * 109 km
Epoch:
1998.0000
Inclination:
2.49°
Semi-Major Axis:
1.427 * 109 km
Orbit Circumference:
8.958 * 109 km
Eccentricity:
0.05386179
Ascending Node:
113.610°
Axial Tilt:
26.7°
Albedo:
47%
Color BV:
1.04
Color UV:
0.58
Equatorial Diameter:
1.165 * 105 km
Equatorial Circumference:
3.659 * 105 km
Surface Area:
4.261 * 1010 km2
Surface Gravity:
10.4 m/s2
Surface Temperature:
-178
Mass:
5.683 * 1026 kg
Volume:
8.27130 * 1014 km3
Density:
0.687 g/cm3
Absolute Magnitude:
-8.88