How many miles is Jupiter from Earth?
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How many miles is Jupiter from Earth?

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The distance between Jupiter and Earth ranges from 365 million miles to 601 million miles. The distance is constantly changing due to the elliptical orbit of each planet.

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The fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system, Jupiter completes a single orbit in just under 12 Earth years. Jupiter and Earth have the least eccentric orbits of all the planets that follow an elliptical path, meaning that their distance from the sun varies the least. Depending on what point they are in their respective orbits, the distance between these two planets can change from 4.2 to 6.2 times the amount of distance between the Earth and the sun.

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