Will Pluto ever be the 8th planet from the sun?

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Jan 1, 2016

If you count Pluto as a planet, yes it is often the 8th planet from the Sun.


Pluto's orbit is quite eccentric and at its perihelion it is inside the orbit of Neptune. When Pluto was considered a planet, Pluto and Neptune alternated between being in 8th and 9th position. Now Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, so Neptune is now the 8th most distant from the Sun.