Jupiter is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Jupiter is 22h 09m 58s and the Declination is -12° 11’ 22” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Jupiter is -2.30 (JPL).
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Jupiter Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Jupiter finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Jupiter is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Jupiter?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Jupiter in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Jupiter Distance from Earth
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 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Jupiter to Earth happens on Mon Sep 26 2022 at a distance of 3.952566 Astronomical Units, or 591,295,396 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Jupiter touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
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|
Jupiter 15 Days Ephemeris
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.
|Date||Right AscensionR.A.||DeclinationDec.||MagnitudeMag||Apparent DiameterDiameter||Constellation|
|2021 May 10||22h 06m 35s||-12° 27’ 57”||-2.25||37.6”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 11||22h 07m 02s||-12° 25’ 40”||-2.26||37.7”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 12||22h 07m 31s||-12° 23’ 25”||-2.26||37.8”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 13||22h 07m 58s||-12° 21’ 12”||-2.27||37.9”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 14||22h 08m 24s||-12° 19’ 04”||-2.28||38.0”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 15||22h 08m 48s||-12° 16’ 58”||-2.28||38.2”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 16||22h 09m 14s||-12° 14’ 56”||-2.29||38.3”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 17||22h 09m 38s||-12° 12’ 56”||-2.30||38.4”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 18||22h 10m 03s||-12° 11’ 00”||-2.30||38.5”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 19||22h 10m 26s||-12° 09’ 07”||-2.31||38.6”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 20||22h 10m 47s||-12° 07’ 18”||-2.32||38.8”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 21||22h 11m 09s||-12° 05’ 34”||-2.32||38.9”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 22||22h 11m 31s||-12° 03’ 51”||-2.33||39.0”||Aquarius|
|2021 May 23||22h 11m 52s||-12° 02’ 12”||-2.34||39.1”||Aquarius|