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Pioneer 11 Position

Pioneer 11 is currently in the constellation of Scutum. The current Right Ascension is 18h 55m 07s and the Declination is -08° 50’ 47”.

18h 55m 07s
-08° 50’ 47”

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)

Map showing Pioneer 11 in Scutum 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 11 is right now (view fullscreen)

Pioneer 11
RA: 18h 55m 07s
Dec: -08° 50’ 47”
Deep sky finder chart for Pioneer 11
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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.

14 hours, 17 minutes and 51.5628 seconds

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.

Distance of Pioneer 11 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 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:

Mon Jun 10 2013

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

Pioneer 11 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 11 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°
Pioneer 11 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 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!

Orbit Diagram of Pioneer 11

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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