Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planet Pluto Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Dwarf Planet Pluto is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Dwarf Planet Pluto is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Dwarf Planet Pluto?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Dwarf Planet Pluto in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Dwarf Planet Pluto Distance
The distance of Dwarf Planet Pluto from Earth is currently 4,995,526,127 kilometers, equivalent to 33.393030 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43.2815 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet Pluto and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet Pluto 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 Pluto from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Dwarf Planet Pluto to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2100 the closest approach of Dwarf Planet Pluto to Earth happens on Sun Jun 30 2013 at a distance of 31.44911014 Astronomical Units, or 4,704,719,922 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Dwarf Planet Pluto brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet Pluto, 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 Pluto rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Dwarf Planet Pluto 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 Pluto Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.04375160 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-21 11:35:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||127.87396969415°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||214.970803836°|
Visualization of Dwarf Planet Pluto Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Dwarf Planet Pluto with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Dwarf Planet Pluto 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 Pluto Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Dwarf Planet Pluto. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||0.01309 x 1024 kg||0.0022|
|Escape Velocity||1.23 km/s||0.1099|
|Sideral Rotation||-153.2928 hours||-6.4047|
Dwarf Planet Pluto 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Dwarf Planet Pluto computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Dwarf Planet Pluto in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Sep 08||19h 29m 03s||-22° 22’ 05”||14.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 09||19h 29m 00s||-22° 22’ 17”||14.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 10||19h 28m 58s||-22° 22’ 27”||14.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 11||19h 28m 54s||-22° 22’ 39”||14.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 12||19h 28m 53s||-22° 22’ 49”||14.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 13||19h 28m 50s||-22° 22’ 59”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 14||19h 28m 48s||-22° 23’ 08”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 15||19h 28m 45s||-22° 23’ 17”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 16||19h 28m 42s||-22° 23’ 27”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 17||19h 28m 41s||-22° 23’ 36”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 18||19h 28m 40s||-22° 23’ 45”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 19||19h 28m 37s||-22° 23’ 53”||14.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 20||19h 28m 36s||-22° 24’ 02”||14.34||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 21||19h 28m 35s||-22° 24’ 10”||14.34||Sagittarius|