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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 February, 25 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
01h 21m 01s
+07° 55’ 03”
5.88
 = 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: 82.1°
Max altitude: 46.4°
Azimuth: 277.9°

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 Feb 18 5.88 01h 19m 54s +07° 48’ 17” Pisces
2017 Feb 19 5.88 01h 20m 03s +07° 49’ 14” Pisces
2017 Feb 20 5.88 01h 20m 12s +07° 50’ 09” Pisces
2017 Feb 21 5.88 01h 20m 22s +07° 51’ 06” Pisces
2017 Feb 22 5.88 01h 20m 31s +07° 52’ 05” Pisces
2017 Feb 23 5.88 01h 20m 40s +07° 53’ 03” Pisces
2017 Feb 24 5.88 01h 20m 50s +07° 54’ 02” Pisces
2017 Feb 25 5.88 01h 21m 01s +07° 55’ 03” Pisces
2017 Feb 26 5.89 01h 21m 11s +07° 56’ 03” Pisces
2017 Feb 27 5.89 01h 21m 20s +07° 57’ 06” Pisces
2017 Feb 28 5.89 01h 21m 30s +07° 58’ 08” Pisces
2017 Mar 01 5.89 01h 21m 41s +07° 59’ 11” Pisces
2017 Mar 02 5.89 01h 21m 51s +08° 00’ 14” Pisces
2017 Mar 03 5.89 01h 22m 01s +08° 01’ 18” 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