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 6,856,118,427 kilometers, equivalent to 45.830321 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 21 minutes and 9.5494 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 Oct 14||19h 05m 17s||-20° 37’ 17”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 15||19h 05m 18s||-20° 37’ 18”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 16||19h 05m 20s||-20° 37’ 18”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 17||19h 05m 21s||-20° 37’ 19”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 18||19h 05m 21s||-20° 37’ 19”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 19||19h 05m 22s||-20° 37’ 20”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 20||19h 05m 25s||-20° 37’ 20”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 21||19h 05m 26s||-20° 37’ 20”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 22||19h 05m 27s||-20° 37’ 20”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 23||19h 05m 30s||-20° 37’ 20”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 24||19h 05m 31s||-20° 37’ 19”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 25||19h 05m 33s||-20° 37’ 19”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 26||19h 05m 35s||-20° 37’ 18”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 27||19h 05m 36s||-20° 37’ 18”||N.A.||Sagittarius|