The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

Image of 1 Ceres
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From Ashburn (click to change), 1 Ceres is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:05, 82° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:41, when it sinks to 24° above your western horizon.

Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Brightness (V):Mag 7.1
Right Ascension:08h55m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.02°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:309.49°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
31 Jan 2018, 11:33 EST  –  1 Ceres at opposition
21 Apr 2018, 20:19 EDT  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
28 May 2019, 20:39 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
28 Aug 2020, 08:57 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
27 Nov 2021, 06:12 EST  –  1 Ceres at opposition
09 Feb 2022, 06:08 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
09 Mar 2022, 02:42 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
06 Apr 2022, 05:49 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
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The path traced across the sky by 1 Ceres in 2018




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