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Dwarf Planet Pluto Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Dwarf Planet Pluto at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.21724747
Orbit inclination i 9.76089038°
Perihelion distance q 2.04375158 AU
305,740,886 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.17820940 AU
475,453,359 km
Semi-major axis a 2.61098049 AU
390,597,123 km
Orbital period period 4.2200 years
1,541.0044 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-21 11:35:47
2,459,174.9832 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 127.87396319136°
Longitude of the ascending node node 214.97080860627°
Mean anomaly M 225.79275708811°
Mean motion n 0.23361388°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Dwarf Planet Pluto
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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
Diameter 2302 km 0.1807
Mass 0.01309 x 1024 kg 0.0022
Density 2.05 gr/cm3 0.3718
Escape Velocity 1.23 km/s 0.1099
Sideral Rotation -153.2928 hours -6.4047
Absolute Magnitude -1
Geometric Albedo 0.3

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 19h 38m 31s -21° 50’ 03” 14.31 Sagittarius
2019 May 18 19h 38m 29s -21° 50’ 17” 14.31 Sagittarius
2019 May 19 19h 38m 26s -21° 50’ 29” 14.31 Sagittarius
2019 May 20 19h 38m 24s -21° 50’ 43” 14.31 Sagittarius
2019 May 21 19h 38m 21s -21° 50’ 56” 14.31 Sagittarius
2019 May 22 19h 38m 17s -21° 51’ 08” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 23 19h 38m 14s -21° 51’ 23” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 24 19h 38m 11s -21° 51’ 37” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 25 19h 38m 08s -21° 51’ 51” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 26 19h 38m 03s -21° 52’ 05” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 27 19h 38m 00s -21° 52’ 19” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 28 19h 37m 57s -21° 52’ 35” 14.30 Sagittarius
2019 May 29 19h 37m 53s -21° 52’ 50” 14.29 Sagittarius
2019 May 30 19h 37m 50s -21° 53’ 04” 14.29 Sagittarius