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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 37m 22s and the Declination is -22° 41’ 39”.

16h 37m 22s
-22° 41’ 39”

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

Map showing SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in Ophiucus on December, 14 2019
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]

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

SpaceX Roadster
RA: 16h 37m 22s
Dec: -22° 41’ 39”
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 343,457,178 kilometers, equivalent to 2.295869 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 5.6498 seconds to travel from SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 5.6498 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

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 28.32.


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: 112.6°
Max altitude: 15.9°
Azimuth: 247.3°
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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
2019 Dec 07 16h 11m 02s -21° 42’ 02” 28.19 Scorpius
2019 Dec 08 16h 14m 21s -21° 50’ 27” 28.21 Scorpius
2019 Dec 09 16h 17m 39s -21° 58’ 36” 28.22 Scorpius
2019 Dec 10 16h 20m 57s -22° 06’ 29” 28.24 Scorpius
2019 Dec 11 16h 24m 15s -22° 14’ 05” 28.25 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 16h 27m 33s -22° 21’ 25” 28.27 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 16h 30m 51s -22° 28’ 28” 28.29 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 14 16h 34m 09s -22° 35’ 17” 28.30 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 15 16h 37m 27s -22° 41’ 48” 28.32 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 16 16h 40m 44s -22° 48’ 03” 28.33 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 17 16h 43m 59s -22° 54’ 02” 28.35 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 18 16h 47m 16s -22° 59’ 47” 28.36 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 16h 50m 31s -23° 05’ 13” 28.37 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 20 16h 53m 48s -23° 10’ 26” 28.39 Ophiucus