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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 in Libra on December, 13 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
14h 44m 21s
-14° 49’ 44”
-1.74
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.2°

Jupiter 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Dec 06 -1.72 14h 38m 54s -14° 24’ 55” Libra
2017 Dec 07 -1.72 14h 39m 42s -14° 28’ 32” Libra
2017 Dec 08 -1.72 14h 40m 28s -14° 32’ 09” Libra
2017 Dec 09 -1.73 14h 41m 16s -14° 35’ 44” Libra
2017 Dec 10 -1.73 14h 42m 02s -14° 39’ 16” Libra
2017 Dec 11 -1.73 14h 42m 50s -14° 42’ 47” Libra
2017 Dec 12 -1.73 14h 43m 36s -14° 46’ 17” Libra
2017 Dec 13 -1.74 14h 44m 21s -14° 49’ 44” Libra
2017 Dec 14 -1.74 14h 45m 07s -14° 53’ 08” Libra
2017 Dec 15 -1.74 14h 45m 54s -14° 56’ 33” Libra
2017 Dec 16 -1.75 14h 46m 38s -14° 59’ 53” Libra
2017 Dec 17 -1.75 14h 47m 25s -15° 03’ 14” Libra
2017 Dec 18 -1.75 14h 48m 10s -15° 06’ 30” Libra
2017 Dec 19 -1.76 14h 48m 53s -15° 09’ 47” 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.

Distance of Jupiter from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Jupiter between January 2013 and December 2075

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
Diameter 139822 km 10.9733
Mass 1898.13 x 1024 kg 317.8281
Density 1.3262 gr/cm3 0.2405
Escape Velocity 60.2 km/s 5.3798
Sideral Rotation 9.9250 hours 0.4147
Absolute Magnitude -9.4
Geometric Albedo 0.52