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Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

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Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Position

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension is 01h 43m 51s and the Declination is -01° 39’ 34”.

01h 43m 51s
-01° 39’ 34”

Simplified sky chart showing where Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris in Cetus on March, 31 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris is right now (view fullscreen)

136199 Eris
RA: 01h 43m 51s
Dec: -01° 39’ 34”
Deep sky finder chart for Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris
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Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Distance

The distance of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris from Earth is currently 14,503,135,576 kilometers, equivalent to 96.947473 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 hours, 26 minutes and 17.2530 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris and arrive to us.

14,503,135,576
96.947473
13 hours, 26 minutes and 17.2530 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris 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.

Distance of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 136199 Eris from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris to Earth happens on Mon Nov 8 2100 at a distance of 82.75683863 Astronomical Units, or 12,380,246,869 kilometers:

Mon Nov 8 2100
12,380,246,869
82.756839

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris brightness

The current visual magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris is 18.79.

18.79

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris between January 2013 and December 2100

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.3°
Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris 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 136199 Eris Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43605262
Orbit inclination i 44.03938118°
Perihelion distance q 38.27199375 AU
5,725,408,783 km
Aphelion distance Q 97.45696023 AU
14,579,353,764 km
Semi-major axis a 67.86447699 AU
10,152,381,274 km
Orbital period period 559.0800 years
204,203.0322 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2259-Aug-08 19:02:08
2,546,362.2932 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 151.64046310796°
Longitude of the ascending node node 35.950784656713°
Mean anomaly M 205.98541363284°
Mean motion n 0.00176295°/day

Visualization of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris 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!

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris
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Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Sideral Rotation 25.9000 hours 1.0821
Absolute Magnitude -1.2

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 24 01h 43m 35s -01° 41’ 52” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 25 01h 43m 36s -01° 41’ 34” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 26 01h 43m 39s -01° 41’ 17” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 27 01h 43m 41s -01° 40’ 59” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 28 01h 43m 42s -01° 40’ 41” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 29 01h 43m 45s -01° 40’ 24” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 30 01h 43m 47s -01° 40’ 06” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Mar 31 01h 43m 50s -01° 39’ 50” 18.80 Cetus
2020 Apr 01 01h 43m 51s -01° 39’ 33” 18.79 Cetus
2020 Apr 02 01h 43m 54s -01° 39’ 15” 18.79 Cetus
2020 Apr 03 01h 43m 56s -01° 38’ 58” 18.79 Cetus
2020 Apr 04 01h 43m 59s -01° 38’ 42” 18.79 Cetus
2020 Apr 05 01h 44m 02s -01° 38’ 25” 18.79 Cetus
2020 Apr 06 01h 44m 03s -01° 38’ 08” 18.79 Cetus