The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Washington , 1 Ceres is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 22:13 (MDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:23, 34° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:13, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:7.63 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:16h01m [1]
Declination:-18°29' [1]
Distance:1.87 AU
15.56 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):37.85
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.075800
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.37°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:56.21°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.61 years
Events
28 May 2019  –  1 Ceres at opposition
28 Aug 2020  –  1 Ceres at opposition
27 Nov 2021  –  1 Ceres at opposition
09 Feb 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
09 Mar 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
06 Apr 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
04 May 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
09 Dec 2022  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
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