New Horizons Position
Simplified sky chart showing where New Horizons is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where New Horizons is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is New Horizons?, a page that provides all the information needed to find New Horizons in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
New Horizons Distance
The distance of New Horizons from Earth is currently 6,649,125,960 kilometers, equivalent to 44.446662 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 9 minutes and 39.0968 seconds to travel from New Horizons and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of New Horizons 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 New Horizons from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of New Horizons to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2025 the closest approach of New Horizons to Earth happens on Tue Jun 4 2013 at a distance of 25.55032731 Astronomical Units, or 3,822,274,568 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
New Horizons rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of New Horizons touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Visualization of New Horizons Orbit
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!
New Horizons 15 Days 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.
|2019 Aug 16||19h 07m 00s||-20° 32’ 15”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 17||19h 06m 56s||-20° 32’ 22”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 18||19h 06m 52s||-20° 32’ 31”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 19||19h 06m 48s||-20° 32’ 39”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 20||19h 06m 45s||-20° 32’ 48”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 21||19h 06m 41s||-20° 32’ 54”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 22||19h 06m 37s||-20° 33’ 02”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 23||19h 06m 33s||-20° 33’ 11”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 24||19h 06m 29s||-20° 33’ 19”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 25||19h 06m 27s||-20° 33’ 25”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 26||19h 06m 23s||-20° 33’ 33”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 27||19h 06m 20s||-20° 33’ 41”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 28||19h 06m 15s||-20° 33’ 48”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 29||19h 06m 12s||-20° 33’ 56”||N.A.||Sagittarius|