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.
|2017 May 17||8.75||04h 21m 11s||+20° 11’ 44”||Taurus|
|2017 May 18||8.73||04h 22m 54s||+20° 17’ 39”||Taurus|
|2017 May 19||8.72||04h 24m 38s||+20° 23’ 29”||Taurus|
|2017 May 20||8.71||04h 26m 22s||+20° 29’ 15”||Taurus|
|2017 May 21||8.70||04h 28m 06s||+20° 34’ 56”||Taurus|
|2017 May 22||8.69||04h 29m 50s||+20° 40’ 35”||Taurus|
|2017 May 23||8.67||04h 31m 36s||+20° 46’ 09”||Taurus|
|2017 May 24||8.66||04h 33m 20s||+20° 51’ 38”||Taurus|
|2017 May 25||8.64||04h 35m 05s||+20° 57’ 03”||Taurus|
|2017 May 26||8.63||04h 36m 51s||+21° 02’ 25”||Taurus|
|2017 May 27||8.62||04h 38m 35s||+21° 07’ 41”||Taurus|
|2017 May 28||8.60||04h 40m 22s||+21° 12’ 55”||Taurus|
|2017 May 29||8.58||04h 42m 07s||+21° 18’ 02”||Taurus|
|2017 May 30||8.57||04h 43m 54s||+21° 23’ 08”||Taurus|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.55857245 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-27 01:19:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||72.814756865594°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.314273209733°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2023-Mar-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.59904419 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.