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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 18h 45m 07s and the Declination is -23° 34’ 30”.

18h 45m 07s
-23° 34’ 30”

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

Map showing SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is right now (view fullscreen)

SpaceX Roadster
RA: 18h 45m 07s
Dec: -23° 34’ 30”
Deep sky finder chart for SpaceX Roadster (Starman)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is SpaceX Roadster (Starman)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Distance

The distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth is currently 349,117,476 kilometers, equivalent to 2.333706 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 24.5305 seconds to travel from SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and arrive to us.

349,117,476
2.333706
19 minutes and 24.5305 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) 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 SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth between February 2018 and January 2090

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

Closest approach of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) to Earth

Between February 2018 and January 2090 the closest approach of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) to Earth happens on Thu Feb 8 2018 at a distance of 0.00221890 Astronomical Units, or 331,942 kilometers:

Thu Feb 8 2018
331,942
0.002219

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

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) brightness

The current visual magnitude of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is 28.84.

28.84

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of SpaceX Roadster (Starman), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) between February 2018 and January 2090

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) rise and set times

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

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

Azimuth: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°
SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) 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 SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) 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 SpaceX Roadster (Starman)

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 17 18h 22m 05s -23° 53’ 58” 28.75 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 18h 25m 08s -23° 52’ 09” 28.76 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 18h 28m 09s -23° 50’ 06” 28.77 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 18h 31m 09s -23° 47’ 50” 28.78 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 18h 34m 09s -23° 45’ 23” 28.79 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 18h 37m 09s -23° 42’ 42” 28.81 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 18h 40m 08s -23° 39’ 48” 28.82 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 18h 43m 05s -23° 36’ 43” 28.83 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 18h 46m 04s -23° 33’ 27” 28.84 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 18h 49m 00s -23° 29’ 57” 28.85 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 18h 51m 57s -23° 26’ 17” 28.86 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 18h 54m 52s -23° 22’ 24” 28.87 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 18h 57m 47s -23° 18’ 20” 28.88 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 19h 00m 42s -23° 14’ 05” 28.89 Sagittarius