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Thread: Asteroid 8 Flora Opposes Sun 2020 NOV 01

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    Cool Asteroid 8 Flora Opposes Sun 2020 NOV 01

    Asteroid 8 Flora is currently the second brightest asteroid at magnitude +8.2, barely dimmer than 4 Vesta at +8.1. Flora will appear within Cetus in opposition to the Sun on 2020 NOV 01 at magnitude +8.0.

    Flora was discovered in 1847. It has a mean diameter of 128 km. It is the innermost large asteroid.

    A Flora chart and ephemeris can be found on my Asteroids webpage at https://www.CurtRenz.com/asteroids.html

    Photos and descriptions of Flora would be welcome additions to this thread.
    Last edited by Centaur; 2020-Oct-17 at 06:45 PM.
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