The dwarf planet 136472 Makemake

Image of 136472 Makemake
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From Ashburn , 136472 Makemake is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:59 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 57° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:06.

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Name 136472 Makemake
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:17.25 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.13 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:-11h-43m [1]
Declination:+21°52' [1]
Distance:52.94 AU
440.33 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:45.34 AU
Longitude ascending node:79.56°
Argument of perihelion:294.91°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:166.39°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:37.92 AU
Aphelion:52.76 AU
Orbital period:305.29 years
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

28 Mar 2022  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
01 Oct 2022  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
29 Mar 2023  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
02 Oct 2023  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
30 Mar 2024  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
03 Oct 2024  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
31 Mar 2025  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
04 Oct 2025  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
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