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 Oct 11||8.71||08h 35m 27s||+22° 54’ 11”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 12||8.70||08h 36m 51s||+22° 52’ 45”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 13||8.69||08h 38m 13s||+22° 51’ 19”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 14||8.68||08h 39m 37s||+22° 49’ 55”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 15||8.67||08h 40m 58s||+22° 48’ 34”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 16||8.66||08h 42m 20s||+22° 47’ 17”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 17||8.66||08h 43m 40s||+22° 46’ 00”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 18||8.65||08h 45m 00s||+22° 44’ 48”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 19||8.64||08h 46m 18s||+22° 43’ 36”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 20||8.63||08h 47m 36s||+22° 42’ 29”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 21||8.62||08h 48m 53s||+22° 41’ 26”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 22||8.61||08h 50m 11s||+22° 40’ 24”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 23||8.60||08h 51m 26s||+22° 39’ 26”||Cancer|
|2017 Oct 24||8.59||08h 52m 41s||+22° 38’ 32”||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.