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New Horizons Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where New Horizons is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

New Horizons in Sagittarius on May, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 12m 06s
-20° 24’ 26”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

New Horizons Rise and Set Times

Today's New Horizons rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°

New Horizons Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of New Horizons with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of New Horizons and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of New Horizons

New Horizons Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of New Horizons computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate New Horizons in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 May 16 N.A. 19h 12m 30s -20° 23’ 57” Sagittarius
2018 May 17 N.A. 19h 12m 28s -20° 24’ 02” Sagittarius
2018 May 18 N.A. 19h 12m 24s -20° 24’ 05” Sagittarius
2018 May 19 N.A. 19h 12m 20s -20° 24’ 08” Sagittarius
2018 May 20 N.A. 19h 12m 16s -20° 24’ 12” Sagittarius
2018 May 21 N.A. 19h 12m 12s -20° 24’ 18” Sagittarius
2018 May 22 N.A. 19h 12m 10s -20° 24’ 21” Sagittarius
2018 May 23 N.A. 19h 12m 06s -20° 24’ 26” Sagittarius
2018 May 24 N.A. 19h 12m 02s -20° 24’ 30” Sagittarius
2018 May 25 N.A. 19h 11m 57s -20° 24’ 36” Sagittarius
2018 May 26 N.A. 19h 11m 53s -20° 24’ 41” Sagittarius
2018 May 27 N.A. 19h 11m 48s -20° 24’ 46” Sagittarius
2018 May 28 N.A. 19h 11m 44s -20° 24’ 51” Sagittarius
2018 May 29 N.A. 19h 11m 40s -20° 24’ 56” Sagittarius

Distance of New Horizons from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of New Horizons from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of New Horizons is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of New Horizons from Earth between January 2013 and December 2030