The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

Conjunction of Uranus and Ceres

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Uranus and 1 Ceres will share the same right ascension, with Uranus passing 6°25' to the north of 1 Ceres.

From Fairfield however, the pair will not be observable – they will reach their highest point in the sky during daytime and will be 2° below the horizon at dawn.

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Uranus will be at mag 5.9 in the constellation Aries, and 1 Ceres at mag 9.4 in the neighbouring constellation of Cetus.

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
Uranus 02h40m00s +15°08' Aries 5.9 3"4
1 Ceres 02h40m00s +08°43' Cetus 9.4 0"0

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
Sunrise
05:19
Sunset
20:23
Twilight ends
22:27
Twilight begins
03:15

24-day old moon
Waning Crescent

22%

24 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:06 13:32 20:57
Venus 06:32 14:10 21:47
Moon 02:38 08:44 14:58
Mars 08:23 15:51 23:19
Jupiter 00:55 06:16 11:37
Saturn 00:04 05:04 10:03
All times shown in EDT.

Source

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.

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Image credit

The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

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