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 full screen Online Planetarium)
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Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Distance
The distance of Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres from Earth is currently 515,198,748 kilometers, equivalent to 3.443891 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28 minutes and 38.5180 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 1.58477799 Astronomical Units, or 237,079,413 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, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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||2.55300563 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-May-01 23:56:05
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-08 18:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.731670943288°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.286986366296°|
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.
|2020 Mar 31||21h 46m 44s||-20° 19’ 36”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 01||21h 48m 08s||-20° 14’ 58”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||21h 49m 32s||-20° 10’ 23”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||21h 50m 57s||-20° 05’ 49”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 04||21h 52m 20s||-20° 01’ 18”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 05||21h 53m 44s||-19° 56’ 47”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 06||21h 55m 08s||-19° 52’ 18”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 07||21h 56m 30s||-19° 47’ 49”||9.34||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 08||21h 57m 51s||-19° 43’ 24”||9.33||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 09||21h 59m 12s||-19° 39’ 01”||9.33||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 10||22h 00m 34s||-19° 34’ 39”||9.33||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 11||22h 01m 54s||-19° 30’ 19”||9.33||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 12||22h 03m 15s||-19° 26’ 02”||9.33||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 13||22h 04m 35s||-19° 21’ 46”||9.32||Aquarius|