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Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224

Altitude: 20.7°   Azimuth: 220.1°   Direction: South-West

Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 is currently in the constellation of Eridanus.

The current Right Ascension of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 is 03h 18m 57s and the Declination is -09° 43’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 is 23.00 (JPL).

03h 18m 57s
-09° 43’ 06”
Eridanus
23.00

Today's rise, transit and set times of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.7°
Max altitude: 28.8°
Azimuth: 260.3°
  • 2014 UZ224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 21° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 UZ224 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Finder chart of 2014 UZ224 in Eridanus on November,29 2023
Map showing Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 in Eridanus on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2014 UZ224
Map showing Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 in Eridanus on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2014 UZ224
RA: 03h 18m 57s
Dec: -09° 43’ 06”
Deep sky finder chart for Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Distance from Earth

The distance of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 from Earth is currently 13,094,062,822 kilometers, equivalent to 87.528404 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 hours, 7 minutes and 57.0922 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 and arrive to us.

13,094,062,822
87.528404
12 hours, 7 minutes and 57.0922 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Chart of the distance of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2014 UZ224 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 to Earth happens on Fri Dec 31 2100 at a distance of 49.321379 Astronomical Units, or 7,378,373,360 kilometers:

Fri Dec 31 2100
7,378,373,360
49.321379

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Chart of the magnitude of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 as a function of time

Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.64467970
Orbit inclination i 26.78672764°
Perihelion distance q 38.81284010 AU
5,806,318,246 km
Aphelion distance Q 179.65393254 AU
26,875,845,825 km
Semi-major axis a 109.23338632 AU
16,341,082,036 km
Orbital period period 1,141.6719 years
416,995.6484 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2142-Sep-28 23:10:25
2,503,680.4656 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 28.883799470804°
Longitude of the ascending node node 130.83112978153°
Mean anomaly M 322.2902836883°
Mean motion n 0.00086332°/day

Visualization of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224
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Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 22 03h 19m 14s -09° 42’ 36” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 23 03h 19m 11s -09° 42’ 42” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 24 03h 19m 09s -09° 42’ 47” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 25 03h 19m 06s -09° 42’ 51” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 26 03h 19m 05s -09° 42’ 56” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 27 03h 19m 01s -09° 43’ 00” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 28 03h 19m 00s -09° 43’ 02” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 29 03h 18m 57s -09° 43’ 05” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Nov 30 03h 18m 55s -09° 43’ 09” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Dec 01 03h 18m 52s -09° 43’ 12” 23.00 Eridanus
2023 Dec 02 03h 18m 51s -09° 43’ 14” 23.01 Eridanus
2023 Dec 03 03h 18m 47s -09° 43’ 15” 23.01 Eridanus
2023 Dec 04 03h 18m 46s -09° 43’ 17” 23.01 Eridanus
2023 Dec 05 03h 18m 43s -09° 43’ 18” 23.01 Eridanus