The asteroid 7 Iris

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From Ashburn (click to change), 7 Iris is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:16 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 65° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:53, 66° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:34, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name 7 Iris
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Aries
Brightness (V):Mag 8.9
Right Ascension:02h28m
Declination:+15°53'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.231441
Inclination:5.52°
Longitude ascending node:259.56°
Argument of perihelion:145.31°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:339.85°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.83 AU
Aphelion:2.94 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Events
13 Jan 2022, 20:26 EST  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
14 Oct 2028, 13:08 EDT  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
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The path traced across the sky by 7 Iris

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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