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 Feb 15||7.05||08h 58m 24s||+31° 30’ 15”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 16||7.07||08h 57m 32s||+31° 34’ 10”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 17||7.09||08h 56m 39s||+31° 37’ 53”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 18||7.11||08h 55m 47s||+31° 41’ 21”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 19||7.13||08h 54m 57s||+31° 44’ 35”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 20||7.15||08h 54m 08s||+31° 47’ 35”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 21||7.17||08h 53m 21s||+31° 50’ 22”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 22||7.19||08h 52m 35s||+31° 52’ 55”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 23||7.22||08h 51m 48s||+31° 55’ 14”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 24||7.24||08h 51m 05s||+31° 57’ 20”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 25||7.26||08h 50m 22s||+31° 59’ 12”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 26||7.28||08h 49m 41s||+32° 00’ 51”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 27||7.30||08h 49m 01s||+32° 02’ 17”||Cancer|
|2018 Feb 28||7.32||08h 48m 24s||+32° 03’ 29”||Cancer|
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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.55817301 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-27 21:52:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.023742646884°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.308882612359°|
|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.