How Far is Jupiter from Earth?
The distance of Jupiter from Earth is currently 852,894,966 kilometers, equivalent to 5.701251 Astronomical Units. Light takes 47 minutes and 24.9514 seconds to travel from Jupiter and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Jupiter 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 Jupiter from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Jupiter to Earth
Between January 1600 and December 2499 the closest approach of Jupiter to Earth happens on Tue Oct 16 2485 at a distance of 3.94379250 Astronomical Units, or 589,982,961 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.