Simplified sky chart showing where Jupiter is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Jupiter is right now (view fullscreen)
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.
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 3.95256557 Astronomical Units, or 591,295,395 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|
|2020 Mar 22||19h 38m 20s||-21° 33’ 33”||-2.08||35.2”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 23||19h 38m 57s||-21° 32’ 13”||-2.08||35.3”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 24||19h 39m 33s||-21° 30’ 55”||-2.09||35.4”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 25||19h 40m 09s||-21° 29’ 35”||-2.10||35.5”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 26||19h 40m 45s||-21° 28’ 18”||-2.10||35.6”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 27||19h 41m 20s||-21° 27’ 02”||-2.11||35.7”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 28||19h 41m 53s||-21° 25’ 45”||-2.11||35.8”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 29||19h 42m 28s||-21° 24’ 32”||-2.12||35.9”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 30||19h 43m 00s||-21° 23’ 17”||-2.13||36.0”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 31||19h 43m 33s||-21° 22’ 05”||-2.13||36.1”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 01||19h 44m 04s||-21° 20’ 53”||-2.14||36.2”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 02||19h 44m 36s||-21° 19’ 44”||-2.14||36.3”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 03||19h 45m 06s||-21° 18’ 34”||-2.15||36.4”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 04||19h 45m 37s||-21° 17’ 26”||-2.16||36.6”||Sagittarius|