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How long does Jupiter take to orbit the sun?

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It takes Jupiter 4,332 days or 11.86 Earth years to orbit the sun. Because it is further away from the sun than Earth, it's orbital period is much longer.

While the average orbit of earth is around 150 million kilometers from the sun, Jupiter's orbits 778 million kilometers from the sun—a colossal difference. Interestingly, Jupiter is tilted only 3.13 degrees on its axis, so it does not experience different seasons like Earth. Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet in in the solar system, rotating one complete time in just 9.97 hours. Jupiter is located anywhere from 893 – 964 million kilometers from the earth — its distance from the Earth changes each day as the planets move about on their course through the galaxy.


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