Saturn's Distance From Earth During Opposition:
1,216 Billion Kilometers
Saturn's Distance From Sun During Oppositon:
1,363 Billion Kilometers
* Saturn has 47 Satellites.
Distance From Earth:
Saturn's Maximum Distance from Earth
Saturn's Mimimum Distance from Earth:
It takes Saturn 29.46 years to orbit the Sun and it maintains an average distance from the sun of 1,429,400,000 km.
Saturn's Distance From Sun:
Saturn's Minimum Distance from Sun
Saturn's Maximum Distance from Sun
* Saturn brightens this month from magnitude -0.1 to -0.2 (brighter objects have smaller magnitudes). The rings, everybody's
favorite, can be seen with a small telescope. They're currently tilted toward us at 18°. Saturn itself has an off-white,
somewhat yellowish color. Like Jupiter, horizontal bands can be detected through a telescope, though they don't stand out
as much as Jupiter's.
Almost any telescope will show Saturn's brightest moon, eighth-magnitude Titan. Several other moons become visible in
larger scopes, including Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea.