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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 Ophiucus on January, 22 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
16h 58m 39s
-22° 03’ 48”
32.3”
-1.84

Jupiter Rise and Set Times

Today's Jupiter rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 112.1°
Max altitude: 16.5°
Azimuth: 247.9°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Apparent DiameterDiameter Constellation
2019 Jan 15 16h 52m 26s -21° 54’ 06” -1.81 31.8” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 16 16h 53m 17s -21° 55’ 27” -1.82 31.9” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 17 16h 54m 06s -21° 56’ 48” -1.82 31.9” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 18 16h 54m 56s -21° 58’ 06” -1.82 32.0” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 19 16h 55m 45s -21° 59’ 23” -1.83 32.0” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 20 16h 56m 35s -22° 00’ 39” -1.83 32.1” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 21 16h 57m 24s -22° 01’ 54” -1.83 32.2” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 22 16h 58m 11s -22° 03’ 06” -1.84 32.2” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 23 16h 58m 59s -22° 04’ 18” -1.84 32.3” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 24 16h 59m 48s -22° 05’ 27” -1.85 32.3” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 25 17h 00m 34s -22° 06’ 37” -1.85 32.4” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 26 17h 01m 22s -22° 07’ 44” -1.85 32.5” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 27 17h 02m 08s -22° 08’ 49” -1.86 32.5” Ophiucus
2019 Jan 28 17h 02m 54s -22° 09’ 53” -1.86 32.6” Ophiucus

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