Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is 12h 48m 13s and the Declination is +11° 07’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is 7.59 (JPL).
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Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Distance from Earth
The distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres from Earth is currently 271,711,581 kilometers, equivalent to 1.816280 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 6.3323 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres 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.
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 1 Ceres from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres to Earth happens on Wed Feb 25 2032 at a distance of 1.584778 Astronomical Units, or 237,079,413 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres, 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.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.54890591 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Dec-07 07:18:19
|Next perihelion transit||2027-Jul-14 14:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.637039791536°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.268595477329°|
Visualization of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres 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!
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||9.0742 hours||0.3791|
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Jan 30||12h 46m 58s||+10° 32’ 25”||7.74||Virgo|
|2023 Jan 31||12h 47m 12s||+10° 36’ 23”||7.73||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 01||12h 47m 26s||+10° 40’ 30”||7.71||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 02||12h 47m 38s||+10° 44’ 45”||7.69||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 03||12h 47m 48s||+10° 49’ 10”||7.67||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 04||12h 47m 57s||+10° 53’ 44”||7.65||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 05||12h 48m 03s||+10° 58’ 27”||7.63||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 06||12h 48m 10s||+11° 03’ 17”||7.61||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 07||12h 48m 14s||+11° 08’ 16”||7.59||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 08||12h 48m 15s||+11° 13’ 23”||7.57||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 09||12h 48m 15s||+11° 18’ 37”||7.55||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 10||12h 48m 15s||+11° 23’ 58”||7.53||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 11||12h 48m 11s||+11° 29’ 27”||7.51||Virgo|
|2023 Feb 12||12h 48m 07s||+11° 35’ 03”||7.49||Virgo|