What does AT opposition mean in astronomy? All the planets in the Solar System orbit around the Sun. At certain points during these orbits, the Earth finds itself directly between the Sun and another planet. This is the moment at which that planet is said to be ‘in opposition’. When Saturn is in opposition for example, Earth is between the Sun and Saturn.
What is conjunction and opposition in astronomy? When a planet is at opposition, it’s up all night long, so you have a lot of dark sky time to observe it every night. Conjunction is when the Sun-Earth-planet angle is at a minimum, that is, when the Sun and planet are very close to each other in the sky.
What is the opposite of planetary opposition?
Average interval between oppositions.
What kind of planet can have an opposition? Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus are the other planets that can be in opposition. Opposition is an annual event for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.