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SpaceX Roadster (Starman)

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is 01h 49m 29s and the Declination is +12° 55’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is 25.79 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about SpaceX Roadster (Starman) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

01h 49m 29s
+12° 55’ 34”
  • SpaceX Roadster is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 15° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, SpaceX Roadster is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also SpaceX Roadster rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide SpaceX Roadster (Starman) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in Aries on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in Aries on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 10x6 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, 60 arcmin wide, showing where SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

SpaceX Roadster
RA: 01h 49m 29s
Dec: +12° 55’ 34”
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 from Earth

The distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth is currently 55,567,557 kilometers, equivalent to 0.371446 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 5.3534 seconds to travel from SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 5.3534 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 0.002219 Astronomical Units, or 331,945 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 25.79.


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: 77.1°
Max altitude: 51.5°
Azimuth: 282.8°

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
2021 Jan 19 01h 28m 39s +11° 17’ 40” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 20 01h 31m 17s +11° 30’ 29” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 21 01h 33m 57s +11° 43’ 23” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 22 01h 36m 42s +11° 56’ 22” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 23 01h 39m 28s +12° 09’ 28” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 24 01h 42m 15s +12° 22’ 37” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 25 01h 45m 06s +12° 35’ 53” 25.79 Pisces
2021 Jan 26 01h 48m 00s +12° 49’ 10” 25.79 Aries
2021 Jan 27 01h 50m 56s +13° 02’ 34” 25.79 Aries
2021 Jan 28 01h 53m 53s +13° 15’ 59” 25.79 Aries
2021 Jan 29 01h 56m 53s +13° 29’ 26” 25.78 Aries
2021 Jan 30 01h 59m 57s +13° 42’ 56” 25.78 Aries
2021 Jan 31 02h 03m 02s +13° 56’ 27” 25.78 Aries
2021 Feb 01 02h 06m 11s +14° 10’ 00” 25.78 Aries