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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 31m 47s and the Declination is -14° 59’ 09”.

21h 31m 47s
-14° 59’ 09”

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 Capricornus on March, 28 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = 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: 21h 31m 47s
Dec: -14° 59’ 09”
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 318,167,963 kilometers, equivalent to 2.126821 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 41.2941 seconds to travel from SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and arrive to us.

318,167,963
2.126821
17 minutes and 41.2941 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 0.00221891 Astronomical Units, or 331,945 kilometers:

Thu Feb 8 2018
331,945
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 29.19.

29.19

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: 105.0°
Max altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 255.1°
SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is above 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 Mar 21 21h 14m 40s -16° 21’ 08” 29.18 Capricornus
2020 Mar 22 21h 17m 03s -16° 10’ 13” 29.18 Capricornus
2020 Mar 23 21h 19m 23s -15° 59’ 12” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 24 21h 21m 43s -15° 48’ 07” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 25 21h 24m 03s -15° 37’ 00” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 26 21h 26m 22s -15° 25’ 46” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 27 21h 28m 41s -15° 14’ 30” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 28 21h 30m 59s -15° 03’ 10” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 29 21h 33m 16s -14° 51’ 46” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 30 21h 35m 34s -14° 40’ 18” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Mar 31 21h 37m 50s -14° 28’ 46” 29.19 Capricornus
2020 Apr 01 21h 40m 05s -14° 17’ 12” 29.20 Capricornus
2020 Apr 02 21h 42m 20s -14° 05’ 35” 29.20 Capricornus
2020 Apr 03 21h 44m 35s -13° 53’ 53” 29.20 Capricornus