Jupiter Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Jupiter is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Jupiter Rise and Set Times
Today's Jupiter rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
The following table lists the ephemerides of Jupiter computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Jupiter in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 May 14||-2.51||15h 01m 27s||-15° 49’ 56”||Libra|
|2018 May 15||-2.51||15h 00m 57s||-15° 47’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 May 16||-2.51||15h 00m 28s||-15° 45’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 May 17||-2.51||14h 59m 57s||-15° 43’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 May 18||-2.50||14h 59m 27s||-15° 41’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 May 19||-2.50||14h 58m 58s||-15° 39’ 56”||Libra|
|2018 May 20||-2.50||14h 58m 27s||-15° 37’ 58”||Libra|
|2018 May 21||-2.50||14h 57m 59s||-15° 36’ 01”||Libra|
|2018 May 22||-2.50||14h 57m 29s||-15° 34’ 05”||Libra|
|2018 May 23||-2.49||14h 57m 01s||-15° 32’ 11”||Libra|
|2018 May 24||-2.49||14h 56m 33s||-15° 30’ 16”||Libra|
|2018 May 25||-2.49||14h 56m 04s||-15° 28’ 24”||Libra|
|2018 May 26||-2.48||14h 55m 36s||-15° 26’ 35”||Libra|
|2018 May 27||-2.48||14h 55m 09s||-15° 24’ 46”||Libra|
Distance of Jupiter from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Jupiter from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Jupiter is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Jupiter
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Jupiter, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Jupiter Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Jupiter. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||1898.13 x 1024 kg||317.8281|
|Escape Velocity||60.2 km/s||5.3798|
|Sideral Rotation||9.9250 hours||0.4147|