# What would be the average distance between each 1-degree latitude on Jupiter?

Do planets like Jupiter have a system of latitudes and longitudes (I believe yes)? So if yes, what purpose do they serve? Is there anything different in their purpose from Earth lat-longs? and What would be the average distance between each 1-degree latitude on Jupiter?

• You can calculate this easily enough by looking up the diameter of Jupiter (and, if necessary, the definition of a degree of latitude or longitude) – Carl Witthoft Jul 9 '18 at 17:04
• Thank you for letting me know, I wasn't sure on how to go about calculating this. – Arjun Satheesh Jul 10 '18 at 4:21

Yes, they have coordinate systems as well. For example, the Wikipedia page on the Great Red Spot mentions it lies 22 degrees south of the planet's equator. Jupiter has a polar radius of 66,854 km; a latitude degree is $2 \pi / 360$ times that, so almost 1,167 km.