Pioneer 11 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Pioneer 11 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Pioneer 11 is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Pioneer 11?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Pioneer 11 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Pioneer 11 Distance
The distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth is currently 15,430,786,341 kilometers, equivalent to 103.148436 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 hours, 17 minutes and 51.5628 seconds to travel from Pioneer 11 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 11 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 Pioneer 11 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Pioneer 11 to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2050 the closest approach of Pioneer 11 to Earth happens on Mon Jun 10 2013 at a distance of 85.78215881 Astronomical Units, or 12,832,828,327 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Pioneer 11 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Pioneer 11 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 11 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Pioneer 11 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Pioneer 11 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!
Pioneer 11 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Pioneer 11 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Pioneer 11 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 12||18h 54m 53s||-08° 51’ 47”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 13||18h 54m 55s||-08° 51’ 39”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 14||18h 54m 56s||-08° 51’ 32”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 15||18h 54m 59s||-08° 51’ 24”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 16||18h 55m 00s||-08° 51’ 15”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 17||18h 55m 03s||-08° 51’ 07”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 18||18h 55m 05s||-08° 50’ 59”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 19||18h 55m 05s||-08° 50’ 52”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 20||18h 55m 08s||-08° 50’ 43”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 21||18h 55m 09s||-08° 50’ 35”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 22||18h 55m 10s||-08° 50’ 26”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 23||18h 55m 13s||-08° 50’ 17”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 24||18h 55m 14s||-08° 50’ 09”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Feb 25||18h 55m 15s||-08° 50’ 02”||N.A.||Scutum|