The Solar System at your Fingertips
Major Bodies » 

Uranus

Available Resources

Uranus Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Uranus 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.

Uranus in Pisces on March, 27 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
01h 26m 40s
+08° 29’ 21”
5.91
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Uranus Rise and Set Times

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

Azimuth: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°

Uranus Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Uranus computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Uranus in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Mar 20 5.91 01h 25m 14s +08° 20’ 48” Pisces
2017 Mar 21 5.91 01h 25m 27s +08° 22’ 00” Pisces
2017 Mar 22 5.91 01h 25m 38s +08° 23’ 12” Pisces
2017 Mar 23 5.91 01h 25m 51s +08° 24’ 27” Pisces
2017 Mar 24 5.91 01h 26m 03s +08° 25’ 40” Pisces
2017 Mar 25 5.91 01h 26m 16s +08° 26’ 53” Pisces
2017 Mar 26 5.91 01h 26m 29s +08° 28’ 08” Pisces
2017 Mar 27 5.91 01h 26m 40s +08° 29’ 21” Pisces
2017 Mar 28 5.91 01h 26m 53s +08° 30’ 37” Pisces
2017 Mar 29 5.91 01h 27m 06s +08° 31’ 51” Pisces
2017 Mar 30 5.91 01h 27m 19s +08° 33’ 06” Pisces
2017 Mar 31 5.91 01h 27m 30s +08° 34’ 22” Pisces
2017 Apr 01 5.91 01h 27m 43s +08° 35’ 36” Pisces
2017 Apr 02 5.91 01h 27m 56s +08° 36’ 52” Pisces

Distance of Uranus from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Uranus 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 Uranus is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Uranus from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Uranus

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Uranus, 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 Uranus between January 2013 and January 2030

Uranus Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Uranus. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 50724 km 3.9809
Mass 86.8103 x 1024 kg 14.5358
Density 1.27 gr/cm3 0.2303
Escape Velocity 21.38 km/s 1.9106
Sideral Rotation -17.2399 hours -0.7203
Absolute Magnitude -7.19
Geometric Albedo 0.51