Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Rise and Set Times
Today's Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Aug 10||11h 27m 06s||+12° 11’ 29”||8.79||Leo|
|2018 Aug 11||11h 28m 42s||+12° 00’ 02”||8.79||Leo|
|2018 Aug 12||11h 30m 19s||+11° 48’ 36”||8.79||Leo|
|2018 Aug 13||11h 31m 54s||+11° 37’ 08”||8.78||Leo|
|2018 Aug 14||11h 33m 30s||+11° 25’ 39”||8.78||Leo|
|2018 Aug 15||11h 35m 07s||+11° 14’ 09”||8.78||Leo|
|2018 Aug 16||11h 36m 42s||+11° 02’ 39”||8.77||Leo|
|2018 Aug 17||11h 38m 18s||+10° 51’ 08”||8.77||Leo|
|2018 Aug 18||11h 39m 55s||+10° 39’ 38”||8.77||Leo|
|2018 Aug 19||11h 41m 31s||+10° 28’ 05”||8.76||Leo|
|2018 Aug 20||11h 43m 08s||+10° 16’ 32”||8.76||Virgo|
|2018 Aug 21||11h 44m 44s||+10° 04’ 59”||8.75||Virgo|
|2018 Aug 22||11h 46m 21s||+09° 53’ 26”||8.75||Virgo|
|2018 Aug 23||11h 47m 57s||+09° 41’ 53”||8.75||Virgo|
Distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 1 Ceres is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres
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 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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.55803849 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-28 06:49:02
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-04 11:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.11534200131°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.309918655944°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2032-Feb-25|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.58477803 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.