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 17m 52s and the Declination is +22° 23’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 17.08 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 136472 Makemake is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 54° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 136472 Makemake is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 13h 17m 52s
Dec: +22° 23’ 33”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 7,745,750,198 kilometers, equivalent to 51.777142 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 10 minutes and 37.0416 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake to Earth happens on Fri Jun 11 2100 at a distance of 47.055075 Astronomical Units, or 7,039,339,089 kilometers:
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 17.08.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||37.74443241 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1881-May-22 05:47:17
|Next perihelion transit||2185-Dec-07 14:02
|Argument of perihelion||peri||295.82230033687°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.361234025292°|
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!
View Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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.
|2023 Mar 19||13h 18m 20s||+22° 20’ 12”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 20||13h 18m 15s||+22° 20’ 40”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 21||13h 18m 11s||+22° 21’ 11”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 22||13h 18m 07s||+22° 21’ 38”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 23||13h 18m 05s||+22° 22’ 08”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 24||13h 18m 01s||+22° 22’ 35”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 25||13h 17m 57s||+22° 23’ 03”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 26||13h 17m 53s||+22° 23’ 30”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 27||13h 17m 48s||+22° 23’ 56”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 28||13h 17m 44s||+22° 24’ 21”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 29||13h 17m 40s||+22° 24’ 47”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 30||13h 17m 36s||+22° 25’ 13”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Mar 31||13h 17m 33s||+22° 25’ 36”||17.08||Coma|
|2023 Apr 01||13h 17m 29s||+22° 26’ 00”||17.08||Coma|