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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 14m 02s and the Declination is +21° 46’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 17.15 (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]:

13h 14m 02s
+21° 46’ 04”
Coma
17.15
  • 136472 Makemake is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 60° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 136472 Makemake is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 136472 Makemake rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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.

Map showing Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in Coma on September, 28 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in Coma on September, 28 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

136472 Makemake
RA: 13h 14m 02s
Dec: +21° 46’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Distance from Earth

The distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Earth is currently 8,008,339,439 kilometers, equivalent to 53.532443 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 25 minutes and 12.9450 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake and arrive to us.

8,008,339,439
53.532443
7 hours, 25 minutes and 12.9450 seconds

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.

Distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 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 47.055077 Astronomical Units, or 7,039,339,393 kilometers:

Fri Jun 11 2100
7,039,339,393
47.055077

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

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake brightness

The current visual magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 17.15.

17.15

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 2100

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake 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 136472 Makemake rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.2°
Max altitude: 60.3°
Azimuth: 291.8°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16607929
Orbit inclination i 29.01014892°
Perihelion distance q 37.74271702 AU
5,646,230,113 km
Aphelion distance Q 52.77600121 AU
7,895,177,422 km
Semi-major axis a 45.25935912 AU
6,770,703,767 km
Orbital period period 304.4884 years
111,214.4009 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1881-Jan-26 04:23:02
2,408,106.6827 JD
Next perihelion transit 2185-Jul-25 14:00
2,519,321.0836 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 295.47842888122°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.418737939687°
Mean anomaly M 167.33241453661°
Mean motion n 0.00323699°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake
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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 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 21 13h 13m 27s +21° 50’ 30” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 22 13h 13m 31s +21° 49’ 53” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 23 13h 13m 36s +21° 49’ 17” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 24 13h 13m 41s +21° 48’ 41” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 25 13h 13m 45s +21° 48’ 06” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 26 13h 13m 50s +21° 47’ 30” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 27 13h 13m 54s +21° 46’ 56” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 28 13h 13m 59s +21° 46’ 23” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 29 13h 14m 03s +21° 45’ 48” 17.15 Coma
2022 Sep 30 13h 14m 08s +21° 45’ 15” 17.15 Coma
2022 Oct 01 13h 14m 13s +21° 44’ 43” 17.15 Coma
2022 Oct 02 13h 14m 18s +21° 44’ 11” 17.15 Coma
2022 Oct 03 13h 14m 24s +21° 43’ 38” 17.15 Coma
2022 Oct 04 13h 14m 27s +21° 43’ 08” 17.15 Coma