Jupiter follows the ecliptic through the twelve constellations of the zodiac, but also include Ophiuchus. The abbreviations here are only the zodiac constellations. On average, Jupiter lies in only one main zodiacal constellation each year, which can be a guide for the movement of the planet from one year to the next, that is applicable more to the yearly oppositions. Sometimes there are no oppositions or conjunction in some years, as the synodic period between them is about 400 days or 1 year 1 month 5 days.
Also note that favourable oppositions in the southern hemisphere are best when the declinations are south of the aequator. In this period given below, this is between 2004 and 2010, then again between 2018 to 2022. Jupiter was best seen and observed in the southern hemisphere when nearest the zenith in 2007, and will again be in 2019.
The Table below gives the date and time to the nearest hour of successive oppositions and conjunctions between 2006 and 2021. The location of Jupiter between 2013 and 2021 are given in Part 5.
Disclaimer : The user applying this data for any purpose forgoes any liability against the author. None of the information should be used for either legal or medical purposes. Although the data is accurate as possible some errors might be present. Onus of its use is placed solely with the user.
Last Update : 28th December 2012
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