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How many miles is Jupiter from the sun?

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Jupiter is located an average of 483.64 million miles from the sun. The exact distance between Jupiter and the sun varies depending on the location of Jupiter along its orbit.

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How many miles is Jupiter from the sun?
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At its furthest, called the aphelion, Jupiter is 507.04 million miles from the sun. As its nearest, called the perihelion, Jupiter is 460.24 million miles away from the sun. Jupiter is an average of 5.2 times as far from the sun as Earth. With an orbit circumference of 3.04 billion miles, Jupiter takes 11.86 Earth years to complete a single rotation around the sun. Jupiter travels around its orbit at a velocity of 29,205 mph.

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