Dwarf Planet Pluto

What is the tilt of Pluto's axis?

Answer

Wiki User
04/10/2016

Its tilt is 119.61 degrees, with its North pole 2/3 of the way toward the lower half of its orbital plane. This is actually a 60% tilt with relation to the perpendicular. Still, it exaggerates the seasons on Pluto, and given the length of its year (248 Earth years), it means that some areas of the planet spend decades (Earth time) in either constant sunlight or constant night. Of course, the amount of sunlight that reaches the planet even at local noon is extremely small (about the same illumination as just after sunset on Earth).