Anna_marie
Jun 11, 2009, 10:34 AM
Can someone please tell me what the maximum distance is between earth and jupiter? I have looked online and the answers seem to range from 816 million km to 968 million km. Cheers Anna

Perito
Jun 11, 2009, 10:39 AM
If the answers range from 816 million to 968 million Km, it seems that the maximum distance must be close to 968 million Km :D:D

Is this something that you're supposed to calculate or just something to look up?

Anna_marie
Jun 11, 2009, 11:13 AM
If the answers range from 816 million to 968 million Km, it seems that the maximum distance must be close to 968 million Km :D:D

Is this something that you're supposed to calculate or just something to look up?

I need to work out the angular size of jupiter as seen from earth at its min and max

Perito
Jun 11, 2009, 11:19 AM
I'd probably work out a range of values. The difference may be very small at the longer distances. If I were an astronomer, I'm sure I could calculate it (but I'm not).

Capuchin
Jun 12, 2009, 01:21 AM
816 million km is the furthest that jupiter gets from the sun. Add onto that the furthest that the earth gets from the sun, 152 million km, and you get the furthest distance between the Earth and Jupiter, 968 million km. Of course the planets have to be in the perfect places for this.