The asteroid 9 Metis

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From Cambridge , 9 Metis is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:04, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:33, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:50, 23° above your western horizon.

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Name 9 Metis
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:8.86 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.28 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.17 [1]
Right ascension:02h19m [1]
Declination:+06°50' [1]
Distance:1.19 AU
9.91 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Longitude ascending node:68.91°
Argument of perihelion:6.42°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:276.86°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.09 AU
Aphelion:2.68 AU
Orbital period:3.68 years
25 Oct 2019  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
05 Apr 2021  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
21 Jul 2022  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
22 Dec 2023  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
09 May 2025  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
29 Aug 2026  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
14 Feb 2028  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
11 Jun 2029  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
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