The asteroid 2 Pallas

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From Ashburn (click to change), 2 Pallas is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:16 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:04, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 20:23, when it sinks to 25° above your southern horizon.

Name 2 Pallas
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 8.8
Right Ascension:02h40m
Declination:-23°18'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.230597
Inclination:34.84°
Longitude ascending node:173.09°
Argument of perihelion:309.99°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:291.65°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.13 AU
Aphelion:3.41 AU
Orbital period:4.62 years
Events
06 Apr 2019, 11:57 EDT  –  Asteroid 2 Pallas at opposition
16 Jan 2023, 06:04 EST  –  Asteroid 2 Pallas at opposition
13 Mar 2028, 10:04 EDT  –  Asteroid 2 Pallas at opposition
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The path traced across the sky by 2 Pallas

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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