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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 Aries on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
01h 53m 17s
+11° 03’ 41”
5.89
 = 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: 78.9°
Max altitude: 49.6°
Azimuth: 281.1°

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
2018 May 18 5.90 01h 51m 55s +10° 56’ 09” Aries
2018 May 19 5.89 01h 52m 06s +10° 57’ 15” Aries
2018 May 20 5.89 01h 52m 18s +10° 58’ 21” Aries
2018 May 21 5.89 01h 52m 31s +10° 59’ 26” Aries
2018 May 22 5.89 01h 52m 42s +11° 00’ 30” Aries
2018 May 23 5.89 01h 52m 54s +11° 01’ 33” Aries
2018 May 24 5.89 01h 53m 06s +11° 02’ 38” Aries
2018 May 25 5.89 01h 53m 17s +11° 03’ 41” Aries
2018 May 26 5.89 01h 53m 29s +11° 04’ 42” Aries
2018 May 27 5.89 01h 53m 39s +11° 05’ 44” Aries
2018 May 28 5.89 01h 53m 50s +11° 06’ 46” Aries
2018 May 29 5.89 01h 54m 02s +11° 07’ 45” Aries
2018 May 30 5.89 01h 54m 14s +11° 08’ 45” Aries
2018 May 31 5.88 01h 54m 24s +11° 09’ 46” Aries

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 December 2075

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 December 2075

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