I am aware of the command
AstronomicalData["Jupiter", "Distance"] from which I can get the distance between the earth and Jupiter. Is there any way to use
AstronomicalData to get the distance between the sun and Jupiter?
Checking some consistence
Offered as an alternative to getting the same information and a check on it, one can also get this measurement from a WolframAlpha query:
Of some interest, by these measurements Jupiter appears to have moved quite a ways further from the Sun since belisarius's answer just some 11 hours ago.
67.74204*10^11 vs 7.74232*10^11
WolframAlpha can also give one a plot of Jupiter's position in orbit (although not a particularly satisfying one):
If, Jupiter had crossed its perihelion (the point it passes closest to the sun, which should correspond to the fastest part of its orbit) could it have moved as much as it appears to have moved between belisarius's measure and mine?
Any astronomers or astro physicists about?