Uranus and 1 Ceres will share the same right ascension, with Uranus passing 6°25' to the north of 1 Ceres.
A graph of the angular separation between Uranus and 1 Ceres 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 31° from the Sun, which is in Taurus at this time of year.
|The sky on 04 June 2021|
24 days old
All times shown in EDT.
The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 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.
|28 Aug 2020||– 1 Ceres at opposition|
|27 Nov 2021||– 1 Ceres at opposition|
|10 Dec 2022||– 1 Ceres at perihelion|
|21 Mar 2023||– 1 Ceres at opposition|
The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.