The asteroid 9 Metis

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From Cambridge , 9 Metis is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:27, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:17, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 44° above your southern horizon.

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Name 9 Metis
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:10.88 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.31 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:13h23m [1]
Declination:-02°01' [1]
Distance:2.04 AU
16.98 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Longitude ascending node:68.90°
Argument of perihelion:6.29°
Epoch of elements:17 December 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:77.43°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.09 AU
Aphelion:2.68 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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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