The planet Jupiter

Image of Jupiter
© NASA/Cassini
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), Jupiter is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:37 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 17° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:04, 35° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:26, when it sinks to 8° above your south-western horizon.

Name Jupiter
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:-2.49 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:14h57m [1]
Declination:-15°32' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:5.20 AU
Eccentricity:0.048058
Inclination:1.30°
Longitude ascending node:100.47°
Argument of perihelion:-84.81°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:284.68°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.95 AU
Aphelion:5.45 AU
Orbital period:11.87 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
30 Apr 2018, 15:17 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
08 May 2018, 20:28 EDT  –  Jupiter at opposition
27 May 2018, 15:54 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
23 Jun 2018, 17:17 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
20 Jul 2018, 22:35 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
17 Aug 2018, 09:14 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
14 Sep 2018, 00:45 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
11 Oct 2018, 19:28 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Printable finder charts

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

Color scheme