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 Europe/London timezone.
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 Oct 09||13h 04m 23s||+00° 44’ 13”||8.49||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 10||13h 06m 02s||+00° 33’ 12”||8.49||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 11||13h 07m 41s||+00° 22’ 14”||8.49||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 12||13h 09m 20s||+00° 11’ 17”||8.50||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 13||13h 10m 58s||+00° 00’ 21”||8.50||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 14||13h 12m 37s||-00° 10’ 29”||8.51||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 15||13h 14m 15s||-00° 21’ 20”||8.52||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 16||13h 15m 54s||-00° 32’ 09”||8.52||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 17||13h 17m 31s||-00° 42’ 56”||8.53||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 18||13h 19m 10s||-00° 53’ 40”||8.54||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 19||13h 20m 49s||-01° 04’ 23”||8.54||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 20||13h 22m 27s||-01° 15’ 03”||8.55||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 21||13h 24m 06s||-01° 25’ 41”||8.56||Virgo|
|2018 Oct 22||13h 25m 45s||-01° 36’ 16”||8.57||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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.55868360 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-30 06:05:56
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-08 09:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.597694862393°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.30553084094°|
|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.