The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Fairfield , 1 Ceres is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:32 (EST) – 4 hours and 41 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 30° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:02.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:8.85 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h48m [1]
Declination:-13°31' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.16°
Epoch of elements:30 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:13.60°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
28 May 2019, 21:27 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
28 Aug 2020, 10:53 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
27 Nov 2021, 08:22 EST  –  1 Ceres at opposition
09 Feb 2022, 06:17 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
09 Mar 2022, 02:50 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
06 Apr 2022, 05:56 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
04 May 2022, 10:53 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
07 Dec 2022, 19:04 EST  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
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