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Uranus

Uranus is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Uranus is 02h 32m 32s and the Declination is +14° 30’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Uranus is 5.76 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Uranus [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

02h 32m 32s
+14° 30’ 02”
Aries
5.76
  • Uranus is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 40° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, Uranus is barely visible to naked eye under a clear and dark sky, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
  • See also Uranus rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Uranus Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Uranus finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Uranus in Aries on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Uranus in Aries on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Uranus is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Uranus
RA: 02h 32m 32s
Dec: +14° 30’ 02”
Deep sky finder chart for Uranus
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Uranus?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Uranus in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Uranus Distance from Earth

The distance of Uranus from Earth is currently 2,924,699,443 kilometers, equivalent to 19.550408 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 42 minutes and 35.7472 seconds to travel from Uranus and arrive to us.

2,924,699,443
19.550408
2 hours, 42 minutes and 35.7472 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Uranus from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Uranus from Earth between January 1900 and January 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Uranus from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Uranus to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Uranus to Earth happens on Wed Mar 15 2051 at a distance of 17.28989022 Astronomical Units, or 2,586,530,766 kilometers:

Wed Mar 15 2051
2,586,530,766
17.289890

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Uranus brightness

The current visual magnitude of Uranus is 5.76.

5.76
3.6”

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 1900 and January 2100

Uranus rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Uranus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.5°
Max altitude: 53.0°
Azimuth: 284.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Uranus touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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

Uranus 15 Days 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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Apparent DiameterDiameter Constellation
2020 Aug 08 02h 32m 27s +14° 29’ 44” 5.77 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 09 02h 32m 29s +14° 29’ 49” 5.77 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 10 02h 32m 30s +14° 29’ 53” 5.77 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 11 02h 32m 30s +14° 29’ 57” 5.76 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 12 02h 32m 31s +14° 30’ 01” 5.76 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 13 02h 32m 32s +14° 30’ 02” 5.76 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 14 02h 32m 32s +14° 30’ 02” 5.76 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 15 02h 32m 32s +14° 30’ 02” 5.76 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 16 02h 32m 32s +14° 30’ 02” 5.75 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 17 02h 32m 32s +14° 30’ 00” 5.75 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 18 02h 32m 32s +14° 29’ 57” 5.75 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 19 02h 32m 31s +14° 29’ 53” 5.75 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 20 02h 32m 30s +14° 29’ 48” 5.75 3.6” Aries
2020 Aug 21 02h 32m 30s +14° 29’ 44” 5.75 3.6” Aries