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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 December, 13 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 04m 31s
-20° 41’ 52”
= 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: 110.7°
Max altitude: 17.8°
Azimuth: 249.3°

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
2017 Dec 06 N.A. 19h 03m 48s -20° 42’ 47” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 07 N.A. 19h 03m 55s -20° 42’ 41” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 08 N.A. 19h 04m 00s -20° 42’ 33” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 09 N.A. 19h 04m 06s -20° 42’ 24” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 10 N.A. 19h 04m 12s -20° 42’ 16” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 11 N.A. 19h 04m 18s -20° 42’ 09” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 12 N.A. 19h 04m 24s -20° 42’ 01” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 13 N.A. 19h 04m 31s -20° 41’ 52” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 14 N.A. 19h 04m 36s -20° 41’ 44” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 15 N.A. 19h 04m 42s -20° 41’ 35” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 16 N.A. 19h 04m 49s -20° 41’ 26” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 17 N.A. 19h 04m 54s -20° 41’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 18 N.A. 19h 05m 00s -20° 41’ 08” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 19 N.A. 19h 05m 08s -20° 40’ 59” 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 2023