|Sat, 09 Sep 2017 at||06:37 EDT||(16 days ago)|
Dominic Ford, Editor
From the Conjunctions feed
The Moon and 136199 Eris will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 8°12' to the north of 136199 Eris. The Moon will be 19 days old.
From Ashburn (click to change), the pair will be visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:25, when they rise 7° above your eastern horizon. They will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:40, 48° above your southern horizon. They will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:27, 33° above your south-western horizon.
A graph of the angular separation between the Moon and 136199 Eris around the time of closest approach is available here.
The positions of the two objects at the moment of conjunction will be as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 140° from the Sun, which is in Leo at this time of year.
|The sky on 09 September 2017|
All times shown in EDT.
The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.
|12 Apr 2017, 18:12 EDT||– 136199 Eris at solar conjunction|
|16 Oct 2017, 07:39 EDT||– 136199 Eris at opposition|
|13 Apr 2018, 05:36 EDT||– 136199 Eris at solar conjunction|
|16 Oct 2018, 18:58 EDT||– 136199 Eris at opposition|
The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.