Ceres is found in the asteroid belt and is the largest object in that mass of rocks and asteroids. This belt circles the sun between Mars and Jupiter. It is the 5th orbiting large body from the sun, as this following pictures show:
This next picture shows both the Asteroid Belt where Ceres is located and the Kuiper Belt out past Neptune which Pluto and Makemake are part of it. Our solar system is quite large with a lot of planets, minor planets, asteroids, and comets.
So now you have an idea where Ceres is located in respect to Earth. There was a recent flyby and pictures taken from our Dawn space craft. A couple pictures showed very unexpected, and thus strange, lights coming from a crater. There is one large gathering of light in the center and some lesser dense lights between the center and the rim. Here, see for yourselves:
Ceres has only a 291 mile radius (582 mile diameter) and orbits the sun every 1680 days. Not a very large object but those lights are a huge surprise that it held for our probes. OK, now tell me what you think is causing those lights. Could it be an alien outpost for studying us here on Earth or is it some natural phenomenon? Now, don't let this worry you, but have a great day any way, you hear?