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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 Virgo on March, 25 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
13h 15m 20s
-06° 16’ 05”
-2.44
 = 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: 96.3°
Max altitude: 32.3°
Azimuth: 263.7°

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 Mar 18 -2.42 13h 18m 17s -06° 34’ 50” Virgo
2017 Mar 19 -2.42 13h 17m 53s -06° 32’ 14” Virgo
2017 Mar 20 -2.42 13h 17m 29s -06° 29’ 38” Virgo
2017 Mar 21 -2.43 13h 17m 03s -06° 26’ 58” Virgo
2017 Mar 22 -2.43 13h 16m 37s -06° 24’ 18” Virgo
2017 Mar 23 -2.43 13h 16m 13s -06° 21’ 36” Virgo
2017 Mar 24 -2.44 13h 15m 46s -06° 18’ 51” Virgo
2017 Mar 25 -2.44 13h 15m 20s -06° 16’ 05” Virgo
2017 Mar 26 -2.44 13h 14m 53s -06° 13’ 18” Virgo
2017 Mar 27 -2.45 13h 14m 26s -06° 10’ 28” Virgo
2017 Mar 28 -2.45 13h 13m 59s -06° 07’ 39” Virgo
2017 Mar 29 -2.45 13h 13m 31s -06° 04’ 48” Virgo
2017 Mar 30 -2.45 13h 13m 04s -06° 01’ 55” Virgo
2017 Mar 31 -2.46 13h 12m 36s -05° 59’ 03” Virgo

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 January 2030

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 January 2030

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