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Uranus

Uranus is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Uranus is 02h 26m 05s and the Declination is +13° 58’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Uranus is 5.66 (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 26m 05s
+13° 58’ 07”
Aries
5.66
  • Uranus is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 32° 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 October, 22 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Uranus in Aries on October, 22 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 26m 05s
Dec: +13° 58’ 07”
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 2,812,193,526 kilometers, equivalent to 18.798353 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 36 minutes and 20.4679 seconds to travel from Uranus and arrive to us.

2,812,193,526
18.798353
2 hours, 36 minutes and 20.4679 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 17.289890 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 5.66.

5.66
3.7”

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: 76.0°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 284.0°

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 Oct 15 02h 27m 19s +14° 04’ 05” 5.67 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 16 02h 27m 10s +14° 03’ 20” 5.67 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 17 02h 27m 01s +14° 02’ 35” 5.67 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 18 02h 26m 50s +14° 01’ 50” 5.67 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 19 02h 26m 41s +14° 01’ 05” 5.67 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 20 02h 26m 32s +14° 00’ 19” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 21 02h 26m 22s +13° 59’ 32” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 22 02h 26m 13s +13° 58’ 46” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 23 02h 26m 03s +13° 58’ 00” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 24 02h 25m 54s +13° 57’ 14” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 25 02h 25m 45s +13° 56’ 27” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 26 02h 25m 36s +13° 55’ 41” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 27 02h 25m 26s +13° 54’ 53” 5.66 3.7” Aries
2020 Oct 28 02h 25m 15s +13° 54’ 06” 5.66 3.7” Aries