1 Ceres (Dwarf planet)

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From San Diego , 1 Ceres is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:43 (PST) – 3 hours and 30 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 24° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:15.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object type Dwarf planet
Current position
Computed for:01 March 2024
Right ascension:18h34m [1]
Declination:-23°00' [1]
Magnitude:8.99 (V) [1]
Distance:3.11 AU
25.88 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):19.53 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):92.6°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.25°
Argument of perihelion:73.39°
Epoch of elements:22 December 2023
Mean Anomaly at epoch:81.51°
Absolute mag (H):3.34 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.99 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

06 Jul 2024  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 Feb 2025  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
31 Mar 2025  –  1 Ceres at aphelion
02 Oct 2025  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 May 2026  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
07 Jan 2027  –  1 Ceres at opposition
18 Jul 2027  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
11 Sep 2027  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
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