The asteroid 18 Melpomene

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From Ashburn (click to change), 18 Melpomene is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:55 (EST) – 4 hours and 58 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 41° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

Name 18 Melpomene
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 11.8
Right Ascension:11h44m
Declination:+02°39'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.30 AU
Eccentricity:0.218830
Inclination:10.13°
Longitude ascending node:150.47°
Argument of perihelion:227.82°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:97.35°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.79 AU
Aphelion:2.80 AU
Orbital period:3.48 years
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The path traced across the sky by 18 Melpomene

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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