Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun.

It orbits the Sun at an average distance of 483,638,564 miles (778,340,821 km).

Because Jupiter's orbit is elliptical, the closest distance it comes to Earth is 460,237,112 miles (740,679,835 km), and the farthest is 507,040,015 miles (816,001,807 km).

  • Jupiter's orbit circumference: 3,037,011,311 miles (4,887,595,931 km).
  • Length of Jupiter's year: 11.862615 Earth years
  • Length of Jupiter's day: 0.41354 Earth days
  • It moves around the Sun at a speed of: 29,205 mph (47,002 km/h)

Jupiter can be observed with an unaided eye. It is usually the fourth brightest object in our night sky, after the Sun, the Moon, and Venus. But at times, Mars becomes brighter.

 

Sources:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jupiter