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 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.
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.
|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.
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.
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|