1 Ceres (Dwarf planet)

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From Cambridge , 1 Ceres is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:09 (EDT), 24° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:56, 63° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:28, 26° above your western horizon.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object type Dwarf planet
Current position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:6.89 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.33 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:12h25m [1]
Declination:+15°40' [1]
Distance:1.59 AU
13.25 lightmin [1]
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.078817
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.26°
Argument of perihelion:73.47°
Epoch of elements:25 February 2023
Mean Anomaly at epoch:17.22°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.99 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

Events
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
31 Mar 2025  –  1 Ceres at aphelion
03 Oct 2025  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 May 2026  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
07 Jan 2027  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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42.38°N
71.11°W
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