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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 February, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
13h 25m 50s
-07° 24’ 57”
-2.28
 = 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: 97.4°
Max altitude: 31.1°
Azimuth: 262.6°

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 Feb 13 -2.23 13h 26m 38s -07° 31’ 30” Virgo
2017 Feb 14 -2.24 13h 26m 34s -07° 30’ 46” Virgo
2017 Feb 15 -2.24 13h 26m 27s -07° 29’ 57” Virgo
2017 Feb 16 -2.25 13h 26m 21s -07° 29’ 06” Virgo
2017 Feb 17 -2.26 13h 26m 14s -07° 28’ 09” Virgo
2017 Feb 18 -2.26 13h 26m 08s -07° 27’ 10” Virgo
2017 Feb 19 -2.27 13h 25m 59s -07° 26’ 05” Virgo
2017 Feb 20 -2.28 13h 25m 50s -07° 24’ 57” Virgo
2017 Feb 21 -2.28 13h 25m 41s -07° 23’ 45” Virgo
2017 Feb 22 -2.29 13h 25m 30s -07° 22’ 30” Virgo
2017 Feb 23 -2.29 13h 25m 18s -07° 21’ 10” Virgo
2017 Feb 24 -2.30 13h 25m 08s -07° 19’ 46” Virgo
2017 Feb 25 -2.31 13h 24m 55s -07° 18’ 19” Virgo
2017 Feb 26 -2.31 13h 24m 42s -07° 16’ 48” 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