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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:07 | Tran: 19:23 | Set: 2:43
Alt: -22.54°   Az: 345.96°   Direction: North-North-West

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea is in the constellation of Bootes, at a distance of 7,474,468,997.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 14h 31m 19s and the Declination is +14° 57’ 49” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea is 17.39 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 136108 Haumea in Bootes on July,23 2024
Map showing Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea in Bootes on July, 23 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates


14h 31m 19s
+14° 57’ 49”
11h 06m 22s
01h 37m 41s


14h 30m 09s
+15° 04’ 18”

Additional Information


Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.0°
Max altitude: 53.5°
Azimuth: 285.0°
  • 136108 Haumea is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Given its current magnitude, 136108 Haumea is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 136108 Haumea
Sky map showing Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea in Bootes on July, 23 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

High precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

136108 Haumea
RA: 14h 30m 09s
Dec: +15° 04’ 18”
Deep sky finder chart for Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea. Field of view: 60x40 arcmins. View in deep sky object tracker

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Distance from Earth

The distance of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea from Earth is currently 7,474,468,997.0 kilometers, equivalent to 49.9637392031 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6h 55m 32.145s to travel from Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea and arrive to us.

6h 55m 32.145s

The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea 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.

Chart of the distance of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 136108 Haumea from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea to Earth happens on Wed Jul 28 2100 at a distance of 36.694336 Astronomical Units, or 5,489,394,503 kilometers:

Wed Jul 28 2100

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

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20002923
Orbit inclination i 28.21036756°
Perihelion distance q 34.32539184 AU
5,135,005,541 km
Aphelion distance Q 51.49122334 AU
7,702,977,386 km
Semi-major axis a 42.90830759 AU
6,418,991,463 km
Orbital period period 281.0737 years
102,662.1853 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2132-Nov-08 16:11:00
2,500,069.1743 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 240.42192750476°
Longitude of the ascending node node 122.03101416247°
Mean anomaly M 219.49332068495°
Mean motion n 0.00350665°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea
View Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea in the 3D Solar System Simulator

15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 16 14h 31m 22s +15° 01’ 47” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 17 14h 31m 21s +15° 01’ 15” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 18 14h 31m 21s +15° 00’ 43” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 19 14h 31m 20s +15° 00’ 11” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 20 14h 31m 20s +14° 59’ 38” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 21 14h 31m 20s +14° 59’ 05” 17.38 Bootes
2024 Jul 22 14h 31m 19s +14° 58’ 31” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 23 14h 31m 19s +14° 57’ 57” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 24 14h 31m 19s +14° 57’ 22” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 25 14h 31m 19s +14° 56’ 47” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 26 14h 31m 19s +14° 56’ 12” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 27 14h 31m 19s +14° 55’ 36” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 28 14h 31m 19s +14° 55’ 00” 17.39 Bootes
2024 Jul 29 14h 31m 20s +14° 54’ 24” 17.39 Bootes

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