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 Dec 05||7.97||09h 30m 29s||+23° 26’ 47”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 06||7.96||09h 30m 56s||+23° 30’ 42”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 07||7.94||09h 31m 22s||+23° 34’ 47”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 08||7.92||09h 31m 45s||+23° 39’ 02”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 09||7.90||09h 32m 08s||+23° 43’ 26”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 10||7.88||09h 32m 30s||+23° 47’ 58”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 11||7.86||09h 32m 48s||+23° 52’ 41”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 12||7.84||09h 33m 06s||+23° 57’ 33”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 13||7.82||09h 33m 23s||+24° 02’ 35”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 14||7.80||09h 33m 38s||+24° 07’ 46”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 15||7.78||09h 33m 50s||+24° 13’ 06”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 16||7.76||09h 34m 00s||+24° 18’ 37”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 17||7.74||09h 34m 10s||+24° 24’ 15”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 18||7.72||09h 34m 18s||+24° 30’ 03”||Leo|
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.