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 Europe/London timezone.
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 Dec 08||14h 42m 30s||-08° 56’ 49”||8.86||Libra|
|2018 Dec 09||14h 44m 08s||-09° 04’ 45”||8.86||Libra|
|2018 Dec 10||14h 45m 43s||-09° 12’ 34”||8.86||Libra|
|2018 Dec 11||14h 47m 20s||-09° 20’ 21”||8.87||Libra|
|2018 Dec 12||14h 48m 55s||-09° 28’ 01”||8.87||Libra|
|2018 Dec 13||14h 50m 30s||-09° 35’ 39”||8.87||Libra|
|2018 Dec 14||14h 52m 05s||-09° 43’ 12”||8.87||Libra|
|2018 Dec 15||14h 53m 40s||-09° 50’ 40”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 16||14h 55m 15s||-09° 58’ 05”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 17||14h 56m 50s||-10° 05’ 25”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 18||14h 58m 26s||-10° 12’ 39”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 19||15h 00m 00s||-10° 19’ 50”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 20||15h 01m 33s||-10° 26’ 57”||8.88||Libra|
|2018 Dec 21||15h 03m 07s||-10° 34’ 00”||8.88||Libra|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.55868360 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Apr-30 06:05:56
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-08 09:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||73.597694862393°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||80.30553084094°|
|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.