The asteroid 9 Metis

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From Cambridge , 9 Metis will become visible around 18:30 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:39.

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Name 9 Metis
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Aries
Magnitude:10.77 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.30 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:02h48m [1]
Declination:+16°29' [1]
Distance:2.15 AU
17.85 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.123287
Inclination:5.58°
Longitude ascending node:68.91°
Argument of perihelion:6.36°
Epoch of elements:21 February 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:357.16°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.09 AU
Aphelion:2.68 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Events
05 Apr 2021  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
20 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
16 Oct 2030  –  Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
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42.38°N
71.11°W
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