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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Position

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension is 13h 01m 59s and the Declination is +23° 36’ 41”.

13h 01m 59s
+23° 36’ 41”

Simplified sky chart showing where Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in Coma on August, 19 2019
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is right now (view fullscreen)

136472 Makemake
RA: 13h 01m 59s
Dec: +23° 36’ 41”
Deep sky finder chart for Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake
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Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Distance

The distance of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Earth is currently 7,967,941,825 kilometers, equivalent to 53.262401 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 22 minutes and 58.1931 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake and arrive to us.

7,967,941,825
53.262401
7 hours, 22 minutes and 58.1931 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 47.05379658 Astronomical Units, or 7,039,147,791 kilometers:

Fri Jun 11 2100
7,039,147,791
47.053797

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 17.17.

17.17

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: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.1°
Azimuth: 293.6°
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15802877
Orbit inclination i 28.98030384°
Perihelion distance q 38.36121091 AU
5,738,755,482 km
Aphelion distance Q 52.76116819 AU
7,892,958,432 km
Semi-major axis a 45.56118955 AU
6,815,856,957 km
Orbital period period 307.5400 years
112,328.7713 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1879-Apr-07 12:18:04
2,407,447.0125 JD
Next perihelion transit 2186-Oct-23 06:48
2,519,775.7839 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 295.09192832492°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.645992562346°
Mean anomaly M 163.94068288537°
Mean motion n 0.00320488°/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
2019 Aug 12 13h 01m 35s +23° 42’ 29” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 13 13h 01m 37s +23° 41’ 45” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 14 13h 01m 41s +23° 41’ 02” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 15 13h 01m 44s +23° 40’ 17” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 16 13h 01m 46s +23° 39’ 33” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 17 13h 01m 50s +23° 38’ 48” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 18 13h 01m 54s +23° 38’ 04” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 19 13h 01m 57s +23° 37’ 20” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 20 13h 01m 59s +23° 36’ 37” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 21 13h 02m 03s +23° 35’ 53” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 22 13h 02m 07s +23° 35’ 08” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 23 13h 02m 11s +23° 34’ 26” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 24 13h 02m 13s +23° 33’ 42” 17.17 Coma
2019 Aug 25 13h 02m 17s +23° 32’ 58” 17.16 Coma