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 Aug 16||8.92||07h 04m 59s||+24° 11’ 24”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 17||8.92||07h 06m 44s||+24° 10’ 51”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 18||8.92||07h 08m 30s||+24° 10’ 18”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 19||8.92||07h 10m 15s||+24° 09’ 39”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 20||8.92||07h 12m 02s||+24° 08’ 58”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 21||8.92||07h 13m 46s||+24° 08’ 14”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 22||8.92||07h 15m 32s||+24° 07’ 27”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 23||8.92||07h 17m 16s||+24° 06’ 38”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 24||8.92||07h 19m 00s||+24° 05’ 45”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 25||8.92||07h 20m 44s||+24° 04’ 50”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 26||8.92||07h 22m 28s||+24° 03’ 52”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 27||8.92||07h 24m 11s||+24° 02’ 53”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 28||8.91||07h 25m 54s||+24° 01’ 50”||Gemini|
|2017 Aug 29||8.91||07h 27m 38s||+24° 00’ 43”||Gemini|
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.