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Part 5 : OPPOSITION/CONJUNCTION : 2006-2021


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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.



YEAR DATE
(UT)
hh Observed
Phenomena
Con
2006 04 May
22 Nov
15
00
Opposition
Conjunction
Sco
Oph
2007 06 Jun
23 Dec
00
07
Opposition
Conjunction
Oph
Sgr
2008 09 Jul
--
09
--
Opposition
No Conjunction
Sgr
--
2009 24 Jan
04 Aug
07
19
Conjunction
Opposition
Cap
Cap
2010 28 Feb
21 Sep
09
12
Conjunction
Opposition
Aqr
Psc
2011 06 Apr
29 Oct
13
02
Conjunction
Opposition
Psc
Ari
2012 13 May
03 Dec
13
01
Conjunction
Opposition
Ari
Tau
2013 --
19 Jun
--
17
No Opposition
Conjunction
--
Tau
2014 05 Jan
24 Jul
21
19
Opposition
Conjunction
Cnc
Cnc
2015 06 Feb
26 Aug
18
21
Opposition
Conjunction
Cnc
Leo
2016 08 Mar
26 Sep
13
08
Opposition
Conjunction
Leo
Vir
2017 07 Apr
26 Oct
21
04
Opposition
Conjunction
Vir
Vir
2018 09 May
26 Nov
00
07
Opposition
Conjunction
Lib
Sco
2019 10 Jun
27 Dec
16
23
Opposition
Conjunction
Oph
Sgr
2020 14 Jul
--
08
--
Opposition
No Conjunction
Sgr
--
2021 28 Jan
20 Aug
03
00
Conjunction
Opposition
Cap
Cap

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.

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