Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 13h 08m 10s and the Declination is +23° 31’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 17.20 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 136472 Makemake is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 29° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 136472 Makemake is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 136472 Makemake rise and set times.
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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Distance from Earth
The distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Earth is currently 7,785,302,300 kilometers, equivalent to 52.041531 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 12 minutes and 48.9732 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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.
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 136472 Makemake from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake to Earth happens on Fri Jun 11 2100 at a distance of 47.054948 Astronomical Units, or 7,039,320,019 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake, 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 136472 Makemake rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 136472 Makemake Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||37.97909163 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1879-Dec-13 18:57:32
|Next perihelion transit||2185-Jul-19 20:45
|Argument of perihelion||peri||294.86913844416°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.581080892111°|
Visualization of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 136472 Makemake Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||22.4800 hours||0.9392|
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 10||13h 08m 35s||+23° 31’ 50”||17.19||Coma|
|2021 May 11||13h 08m 33s||+23° 31’ 46”||17.19||Coma|
|2021 May 12||13h 08m 30s||+23° 31’ 42”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 13||13h 08m 26s||+23° 31’ 37”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 14||13h 08m 22s||+23° 31’ 32”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 15||13h 08m 20s||+23° 31’ 27”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 16||13h 08m 17s||+23° 31’ 19”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 17||13h 08m 12s||+23° 31’ 13”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 18||13h 08m 09s||+23° 31’ 05”||17.20||Coma|
|2021 May 19||13h 08m 07s||+23° 30’ 56”||17.21||Coma|
|2021 May 20||13h 08m 03s||+23° 30’ 46”||17.21||Coma|
|2021 May 21||13h 08m 00s||+23° 30’ 36”||17.21||Coma|
|2021 May 22||13h 07m 59s||+23° 30’ 24”||17.21||Coma|
|2021 May 23||13h 07m 55s||+23° 30’ 14”||17.21||Coma|