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 3.95256563 Astronomical Units, or 591,295,403 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 Jan 22||18h 48m 38s||-22° 54’ 33”||-1.85||31.4”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 23||18h 49m 36s||-22° 53’ 30”||-1.86||31.5”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||18h 50m 34s||-22° 52’ 27”||-1.86||31.5”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||18h 51m 32s||-22° 51’ 21”||-1.86||31.5”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 26||18h 52m 29s||-22° 50’ 16”||-1.86||31.6”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 27||18h 53m 26s||-22° 49’ 09”||-1.86||31.6”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 28||18h 54m 24s||-22° 48’ 01”||-1.86||31.6”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 29||18h 55m 20s||-22° 46’ 51”||-1.87||31.7”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 30||18h 56m 17s||-22° 45’ 42”||-1.87||31.7”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 31||18h 57m 15s||-22° 44’ 30”||-1.87||31.7”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 01||18h 58m 10s||-22° 43’ 18”||-1.87||31.8”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 02||18h 59m 08s||-22° 42’ 06”||-1.88||31.8”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 03||19h 00m 02s||-22° 40’ 51”||-1.88||31.9”||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 04||19h 00m 59s||-22° 39’ 37”||-1.88||31.9”||Sagittarius|