The asteroid 9 Metis

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From Fairfield , 9 Metis is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:50 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:49, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:57, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name 9 Metis
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:9.83 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.33 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:12h53m [1]
Declination:+01°52' [1]
Distance:1.55 AU
12.85 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.123386
Inclination:5.58°
Longitude ascending node:68.90°
Argument of perihelion:6.25°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:104.21°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.09 AU
Aphelion:2.68 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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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73.26°W
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