Saturn is the sixth planet from our Sun (a star) and orbits at a distance of about 886 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from the Sun. They formed at … Out of the five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter), Saturn is the most distant from Earth, at a distance of 10.6 AU and an average of 9.6 AU away from the Sun. As we move into June, the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn begin to … In Dim Light.

Short Day, Long Year. 3. Saturn takes about 10.7 hours (no one knows precisely) to rotate on its axis once—a Saturn “day”—and 29 Earth years to orbit the sun. SHAWN BROOKS (Investigation Scientist, Cassini): Among the planets in the solar system, Saturn and Jupiter were two of the first ones to form. Light takes approximately 1 hour and 29 minutes to travel from Saturn and then arrive at us. For months the “big three” planets—Jupiter, Saturn and Mars—have been visible only in the early hours, before dawn.