Neptune Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Neptune 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.
Neptune Rise and Set Times
Today's Neptune 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 Neptune computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Neptune in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Jul 15||7.85||23h 01m 44s||-07° 13’ 01”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 16||7.85||23h 01m 41s||-07° 13’ 23”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 17||7.84||23h 01m 37s||-07° 13’ 46”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 18||7.84||23h 01m 33s||-07° 14’ 11”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 19||7.84||23h 01m 31s||-07° 14’ 35”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 20||7.84||23h 01m 27s||-07° 15’ 00”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 21||7.84||23h 01m 23s||-07° 15’ 24”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 22||7.84||23h 01m 18s||-07° 15’ 51”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 23||7.84||23h 01m 14s||-07° 16’ 18”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 24||7.84||23h 01m 10s||-07° 16’ 45”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 25||7.84||23h 01m 06s||-07° 17’ 12”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 26||7.84||23h 01m 02s||-07° 17’ 39”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 27||7.84||23h 00m 59s||-07° 18’ 09”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 28||7.83||23h 00m 54s||-07° 18’ 38”||Aquarius|
Distance of Neptune from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Neptune 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 Neptune is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Neptune
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Neptune, 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.
Neptune Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Neptune. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||102.41 x 1024 kg||17.1478|
|Escape Velocity||23.56 km/s||2.1055|
|Sideral Rotation||16.1100 hours||0.6731|