Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is right now (view fullscreen)
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
The distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres from Earth is currently 385,739,036 kilometers, equivalent to 2.578506 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 26.6869 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 1.58477803 Astronomical Units, or 237,079,419 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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||2.55868360 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-30 06:05:57
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-08 09:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.597694115971°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.305531568265°|
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.
|2019 Aug 16||16h 01m 49s||-21° 19’ 31”||8.62||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 17||16h 02m 26s||-21° 23’ 41”||8.63||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 18||16h 03m 06s||-21° 27’ 53”||8.64||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 19||16h 03m 47s||-21° 32’ 08”||8.66||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 20||16h 04m 28s||-21° 36’ 20”||8.67||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 21||16h 05m 12s||-21° 40’ 36”||8.69||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 22||16h 05m 56s||-21° 44’ 50”||8.70||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 23||16h 06m 41s||-21° 49’ 06”||8.71||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 24||16h 07m 27s||-21° 53’ 24”||8.72||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 25||16h 08m 14s||-21° 57’ 41”||8.74||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 26||16h 09m 02s||-22° 01’ 58”||8.75||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 27||16h 09m 52s||-22° 06’ 15”||8.76||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 28||16h 10m 42s||-22° 10’ 32”||8.77||Scorpius|
|2019 Aug 29||16h 11m 35s||-22° 14’ 50”||8.79||Scorpius|