Jupiter

Jupiter

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Jupiter, the most massive planet in our solar system -- with dozens of moons and an enormous magnetic field -- forms a kind of miniature solar system. Jupiter does resemble a star in composition, but it did not grow big enough to ignite. The planet's swirling cloud stripes are punctuated by massive storms such as the Great Red Spot, which has raged for hundreds of years. -[NASA]

Changing Data

Rises:
19:43:00
Sets:
04:55:00
Apparent Magnitude:
-2.6
Illumination:
100%
Size (")
45.9
Distance in light minutes:
35.6
Distance in miles:
398,461,919
Distance in AU:
4.28657
Constellation:
Ophiuchus

Orbital Data

Rotational Period:
0.41354
Orbital Period:
11.862615
Perihelion:
7.407 * 108 km
Aphelion:
8.160 * 108 km
Epoch:
1998.0000
Inclination:
1.304°
Semi-Major Axis:
7.783 * 108 km
Orbit Circumference:
4.888 * 109 km
Eccentricity:
0.04838624
Ascending Node:
100.460°
Axial Tilt:
3.1°
Albedo:
52%
Color BV:
0.83
Color UV:
0.48
Equatorial Diameter:
1.398 * 105 km
Equatorial Circumference:
4.393 * 106 km
Surface Area:
6.142 * 1010 km2
Surface Gravity:
24.79 m/s2
Surface Temperature:
-148
Mass:
1.898 * 1027 kg
Volume:
1.43128 * 1015 km3
Density:
1.326 g/cm3
Absolute Magnitude:
-9.40