1 Ceres (Dwarf planet)

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From Ashburn , 1 Ceres is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:22 (EST), 61° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:55, 69° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:01, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object type Dwarf planet
Current position
Magnitude:8.25 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.54 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:03h43m [1]
Declination:+18°44' [1]
Distance:2.08 AU
17.33 lightmin [1]
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.27°
Argument of perihelion:73.64°
Epoch of elements:21 January 2022
Mean Anomaly at epoch:291.38°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

22 Jul 2022  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
10 Dec 2022  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
21 Mar 2023  –  1 Ceres at opposition
21 Nov 2023  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
06 Jul 2024  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 Feb 2025  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
01 Apr 2025  –  1 Ceres at aphelion
03 Oct 2025  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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