Orbit and rotation

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Orbit and rotation The average distance between Saturn and the Sun is over 1,400,000,000 km (9 AU ). It takes Saturn 10,759 Earth days (or about 29½ years), to finish one revolution around the Sun. The average distance between Saturn and the Sun is over 1,400,000,000 km (9 AU ). With an average orbital speed of 9.69 km/s, [5] it takes Saturn 10,759 Earth days (or about 29½ years), [62] to finish one revolution around the Sun. [5] The elliptical orbit of Saturn is inclined 2.48° relative to the orbital plane of the Earth. [5] Because of an eccentricity of 0.056, the distance between Saturn and the Sun varies by approximately 155,000,000 km between perihelion and aphelion , [5] which are the nearest and most distant points of the planet along its orbital path, respectively. The visible features on Saturn rotate at different rates depending on latitude and multiple rotation periods have been assigned to various regions (as in Jupiter's case): System I has a period of 10 h 14 min 00 s (844.3°/d) and encompasses the Equatorial Zone, which extends from the northern
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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