Annotated HST/NICMOS Image
The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles).
The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.
The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 9355: E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona).
1080nm, 1660nm, 1900nm
NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and Z. Levay (STScI)
In this image, the moons and shadows that crossed Jupiter's face are labeled. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare triple eclipse on March 28, 2004.