2019 APPARITION OF JUPITER
Giant Jupiter is presenting its apparition in the predawn eastern sky following its conjunction behind the Sun on 2018 NOV 26. Western quadrature (90° from Sun) will be reached on 2019 MAR 13. Apparent retrograde motion in right ascension will commence on APR 10.
Jupiter’s opposition from the Sun will occur on 2019 JUN 10 while in the sky all night. On that date it will be at declination S 22.4°, and its axial tilt relative to Earth will be -
Apparent direct motion in right ascension will resume on 2019 AUG 11. Eastern quadrature will be reached on SEP 08 before conjunction behind the Sun on DEC 27.
Jupiter will appear near bright planets and stars on the following dates: Venus 2019 JAN 22 & Antares AUG 12.
The Moon will appear to pass near Jupiter on 2019 JAN 30, FEB 27, MAR 26, APR 23, MAY 20, JUN 16, JUL 13, AUG 09, SEP 06, OCT 03, OCT 31 & NOV 28 (occultation).
NOTES: Event dates in this article are for North American Central Time. Galilean satellite positions are calculated utilizing the high accuracy algorithm of Jay H. Lieske.
* A meridian transit occurs when a celestial body crosses an observer’s local north-
© Curt Renz
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