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 4,913,111,701 kilometers, equivalent to 32.842123 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 33 minutes and 8.3766 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 Jul 17||19h 33m 29s||-22° 07’ 46”||14.23||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 18||19h 33m 23s||-22° 08’ 07”||14.23||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 19||19h 33m 15s||-22° 08’ 26”||14.23||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 20||19h 33m 10s||-22° 08’ 44”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 21||19h 33m 03s||-22° 09’ 05”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 22||19h 32m 57s||-22° 09’ 24”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 23||19h 32m 52s||-22° 09’ 42”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 24||19h 32m 45s||-22° 10’ 01”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 25||19h 32m 39s||-22° 10’ 20”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 26||19h 32m 34s||-22° 10’ 40”||14.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 27||19h 32m 27s||-22° 10’ 59”||14.25||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 28||19h 32m 21s||-22° 11’ 17”||14.25||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 29||19h 32m 16s||-22° 11’ 35”||14.25||Sagittarius|
|2019 Jul 30||19h 32m 09s||-22° 11’ 54”||14.25||Sagittarius|