Simplified sky chart showing where InSight is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where InSight is right now (view fullscreen)
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.
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 0.00120059 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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