The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Ashburn , 1 Ceres will become visible around 21:51 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 53 minutes after the Sun at 02:26.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:8.10 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h55m [1]
Declination:-19°33' [1]
Distance:2.08 AU
17.29 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):38.09
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.60°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:77.37°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.61 years
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
11 Dec 2022  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
20 Mar 2023  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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