The dwarf planet 134340 Pluto

Image of 134340 Pluto
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From Ashburn , 134340 Pluto is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:07 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:32, 28° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:34, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 134340 Pluto
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:15.11 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.40 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:19h38m [1]
Declination:-22°37' [1]
Distance:33.77 AU
280.88 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:39.86 AU
Eccentricity:0.252832
Inclination:17.10°
Longitude ascending node:110.30°
Argument of perihelion:115.34°
Epoch of elements:31 May 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:42.95°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:29.78 AU
Aphelion:49.94 AU
Orbital period:251.67 years
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

Events
14 Jan 2021  –  134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
18 Jul 2021  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
16 Jan 2022  –  134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
20 Jul 2022  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
18 Jan 2023  –  134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
22 Jul 2023  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
20 Jan 2024  –  134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
23 Jul 2024  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
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