The asteroid 18 Melpomene

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From Ashburn , 18 Melpomene is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:32 (EDT) – 5 hours and 50 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 39° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:12.

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Name 18 Melpomene
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Aquila
Magnitude:10.82 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:18h59m [1]
Declination:-10°39' [1]
Distance:1.92 AU
15.93 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):40.98
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.30 AU
Eccentricity:0.217852
Inclination:10.13°
Longitude ascending node:150.41°
Argument of perihelion:227.91°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:238.98°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.80 AU
Aphelion:2.80 AU
Orbital period:3.48 years
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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