InSight is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension of InSight is 00h 00m 00s and the Declination is +00° 00’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
Summary of key facts about InSight [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
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Additional information about InSight available on TheSkyLive:
InSight Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide InSight finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where InSight is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is InSight?, a page that provides all the information needed to find InSight in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
InSight Distance from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of InSight from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of InSight from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of InSight to Earth
Between May 2018 and November 2018, the closest approach of InSight to Earth happens on Sun May 6 2018 at a distance of 0.001201 Astronomical Units, or 179,605 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
InSight rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of InSight touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
InSight 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of InSight computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate InSight in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
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