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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 136472 Makemake in Coma on July, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
12h 57m 33s
+24° 26’ 40”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Rise and Set Times

Today's Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 65.6°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.4°

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Orbit Diagram

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!

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake
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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 13 17.18 12h 57m 25s +24° 31’ 27” Coma
2018 Jul 14 17.18 12h 57m 26s +24° 30’ 47” Coma
2018 Jul 15 17.18 12h 57m 28s +24° 30’ 07” Coma
2018 Jul 16 17.18 12h 57m 29s +24° 29’ 26” Coma
2018 Jul 17 17.18 12h 57m 29s +24° 28’ 45” Coma
2018 Jul 18 17.18 12h 57m 30s +24° 28’ 05” Coma
2018 Jul 19 17.18 12h 57m 33s +24° 27’ 23” Coma
2018 Jul 20 17.18 12h 57m 33s +24° 26’ 40” Coma
2018 Jul 21 17.18 12h 57m 36s +24° 25’ 59” Coma
2018 Jul 22 17.18 12h 57m 37s +24° 25’ 17” Coma
2018 Jul 23 17.18 12h 57m 38s +24° 24’ 34” Coma
2018 Jul 24 17.18 12h 57m 39s +24° 23’ 52” Coma
2018 Jul 25 17.18 12h 57m 42s +24° 23’ 08” Coma
2018 Jul 26 17.18 12h 57m 43s +24° 22’ 26” Coma

Distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 136472 Makemake is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

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.

Predicted magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake between January 2013 and December 2075

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
Absolute Magnitude -0.4

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15546688
Orbit inclination i 28.98346912°
Perihelion distance q 38.57405155 AU
5,770,595,988 km
Aphelion distance Q 52.77595101 AU
7,895,169,911 km
Semi-major axis a 45.67500128 AU
6,832,882,950 km
Orbital period period 308.6900 years
112,749.9296 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1879-Apr-11 18:59:24
2,407,451.2913 JD
Next perihelion transit 2187-Dec-22 17:17
2,520,201.2208 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 295.64243908403°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.616835693854°
Mean anomaly M 162.03748614838°
Mean motion n 0.00319291°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2075-May-18
Distance of closest approach* 49.90550491 AU
7,465,757,286 km

* 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.