Simplified sky chart showing where Uranus is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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The distance of Uranus from Earth is currently 2,966,936,263 kilometers, equivalent to 19.832744 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 44 minutes and 56.6341 seconds to travel from Uranus and arrive to us.
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.
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 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Uranus to Earth happens on Wed Mar 15 2051 at a distance of 17.28989016 Astronomical Units, or 2,586,530,758 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
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.
Uranus rise and set times
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|
|Mass||86.8103 x 1024 kg||14.5358|
|Escape Velocity||21.38 km/s||1.9106|
|Sideral Rotation||-17.2399 hours||-0.7203|
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 Jan 18||02h 01m 29s||+11° 50’ 52”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 19||02h 01m 31s||+11° 51’ 02”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 20||02h 01m 32s||+11° 51’ 12”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 21||02h 01m 35s||+11° 51’ 24”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 22||02h 01m 36s||+11° 51’ 38”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 23||02h 01m 38s||+11° 51’ 51”||5.78||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 24||02h 01m 41s||+11° 52’ 06”||5.79||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 25||02h 01m 44s||+11° 52’ 23”||5.79||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 26||02h 01m 46s||+11° 52’ 41”||5.79||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 27||02h 01m 50s||+11° 52’ 59”||5.79||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 28||02h 01m 53s||+11° 53’ 18”||5.79||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 29||02h 01m 57s||+11° 53’ 39”||5.80||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 30||02h 01m 59s||+11° 54’ 01”||5.80||3.5”||Aries|
|2020 Jan 31||02h 02m 03s||+11° 54’ 23”||5.80||3.5”||Aries|