9 Metis (Asteroid)

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From San Diego , 9 Metis is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:38 (PST), 80° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:16, 85° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:40, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name 9 Metis
Object type Asteroid
Current position
Computed for:23 February 2024
Right ascension:05h42m [1]
Declination:+28°33' [1]
Magnitude:10.10 (V) [1]
Distance:1.56 AU
12.98 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):25.25 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):261.6°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Longitude ascending node:68.87°
Argument of perihelion:5.74°
Epoch of elements:22 December 2023
Mean Anomaly at epoch:12.17°
Absolute mag (H):6.32 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.09 AU
Aphelion:2.68 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

09 May 2025  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
28 Aug 2026  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
13 Feb 2028  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
10 Jun 2029  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
15 Oct 2030  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
28 Mar 2032  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
13 Jul 2033  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
11 Dec 2034  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
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