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Uranus Position

Uranus is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 10m 37s and the Declination is +12° 41’ 05”.

02h 10m 37s
+12° 41’ 05”

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)

Map showing Uranus in Aries on March, 29 2020
Field of view: 60x30 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 showing where Uranus is right now (view fullscreen)

Uranus
RA: 02h 10m 37s
Dec: +12° 41’ 05”
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

The distance of Uranus from Earth is currently 3,097,398,664 kilometers, equivalent to 20.704831 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 52 minutes and 11.8098 seconds to travel from Uranus and arrive to us.

3,097,398,664
20.704831
2 hours, 52 minutes and 11.8098 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 2013 and December 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 2013 and December 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 5.88.

5.88
3.4”

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 December 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: 77.3°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.7°
Uranus is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 Mar 22 02h 09m 02s +12° 32’ 45” 5.87 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 23 02h 09m 15s +12° 33’ 47” 5.87 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 24 02h 09m 27s +12° 34’ 50” 5.87 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 25 02h 09m 38s +12° 35’ 53” 5.87 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 26 02h 09m 50s +12° 36’ 57” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 27 02h 10m 01s +12° 38’ 02” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 28 02h 10m 14s +12° 39’ 06” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 29 02h 10m 27s +12° 40’ 09” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 30 02h 10m 39s +12° 41’ 14” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 10m 50s +12° 42’ 20” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 11m 03s +12° 43’ 26” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 11m 16s +12° 44’ 31” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 11m 29s +12° 45’ 38” 5.88 3.4” Aries
2020 Apr 04 02h 11m 41s +12° 46’ 45” 5.88 3.4” Aries