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🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


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]:

00h 00m 00s
+00° 00’ 00”

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Additional information about InSight available on TheSkyLive:

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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.

Map showing InSight in on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing InSight in on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

RA: 00h 00m 00s
Dec: +00° 00’ 00”
Deep sky finder chart for InSight
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 distance of InSight from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from InSight and arrive to us.


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.

Distance of InSight from Earth between May 2018 and November 2018

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:

Sun May 6 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

InSight rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's InSight rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.0°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 270.0°

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 18 - - - -
2020 Oct 19 - - - -
2020 Oct 20 - - - -
2020 Oct 21 - - - -
2020 Oct 22 - - - -
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2020 Oct 24 - - - -
2020 Oct 25 - - - -
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