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Pioneer 10 Position

Pioneer 10 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 12m 20s and the Declination is +25° 59’ 58”.

05h 12m 20s
+25° 59’ 58”

Simplified sky chart showing where Pioneer 10 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Pioneer 10 in Taurus on February, 19 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Pioneer 10 is right now (view fullscreen)

Pioneer 10
RA: 05h 12m 20s
Dec: +25° 59’ 58”
Deep sky finder chart for Pioneer 10
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Pioneer 10?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Pioneer 10 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Pioneer 10 Distance

The distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth is currently 18,705,636,930 kilometers, equivalent to 125.039460 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 hours, 19 minutes and 55.2886 seconds to travel from Pioneer 10 and arrive to us.

17 hours, 19 minutes and 55.2886 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 10 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.

Distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2050

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 Pioneer 10 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Pioneer 10 to Earth

Between January 2013 and January 2050 the closest approach of Pioneer 10 to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 106.50679495 Astronomical Units, or 15,933,189,771 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Pioneer 10 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Pioneer 10 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.0°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 296.0°
Pioneer 10 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Pioneer 10 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.

Visualization of Pioneer 10 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Pioneer 10 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Pioneer 10 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 Pioneer 10

Pioneer 10 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Pioneer 10 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Pioneer 10 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Feb 12 05h 12m 26s +26° 00’ 15” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 13 05h 12m 25s +26° 00’ 14” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 14 05h 12m 24s +26° 00’ 11” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 15 05h 12m 24s +26° 00’ 09” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 16 05h 12m 23s +26° 00’ 06” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 17 05h 12m 23s +26° 00’ 05” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 18 05h 12m 21s +26° 00’ 02” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 19 05h 12m 20s +26° 00’ 00” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 20 05h 12m 20s +25° 59’ 57” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 21 05h 12m 20s +25° 59’ 56” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 22 05h 12m 19s +25° 59’ 53” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 23 05h 12m 19s +25° 59’ 52” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 24 05h 12m 18s +25° 59’ 49” N.A. Taurus
2020 Feb 25 05h 12m 18s +25° 59’ 48” N.A. Taurus