(1) Ceres
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today29 Feb 20249.02.808 AU3.124 AU18h30m-23°00'62.5°18.2°
Opposition5 Jul 20247.32.899 AU1.887 AU19h04m-29°15'173.3°2.3°
(1) Ceres - 2024-02-29

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the body's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below. (Left-click and drag to rotate the view; Right-click and drag to move the view; Use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The orbital elements of Ceres are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.0789126
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 2.7672544
            i (Inclination)                 : 10.58688
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 80.25497
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 73.42179
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 60.07879
            Epoch                           : 2023 Sep 13

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 153.40581
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 10.14204
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 4.60            

The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the minor planet's magnitude.

The all-sky chart below shows the path of the minor planet over the same period as the light curve. The current position is marked yellow.