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 Jul 16||-2.21||14h 43m 59s||-14° 47’ 18”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 17||-2.20||14h 44m 03s||-14° 47’ 53”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 18||-2.20||14h 44m 08s||-14° 48’ 29”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 19||-2.19||14h 44m 13s||-14° 49’ 09”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 20||-2.18||14h 44m 18s||-14° 49’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 21||-2.18||14h 44m 26s||-14° 50’ 39”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 22||-2.17||14h 44m 32s||-14° 51’ 29”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 23||-2.17||14h 44m 41s||-14° 52’ 23”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 24||-2.16||14h 44m 49s||-14° 53’ 18”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 25||-2.15||14h 45m 00s||-14° 54’ 17”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 26||-2.15||14h 45m 10s||-14° 55’ 19”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 27||-2.14||14h 45m 20s||-14° 56’ 25”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 28||-2.13||14h 45m 32s||-14° 57’ 33”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 29||-2.13||14h 45m 43s||-14° 58’ 44”||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|