SpaceX Roadster (Starman)
SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position
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)
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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.
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.
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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
SpaceX Roadster (Starman) brightness
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.
SpaceX Roadster (Starman) rise and set times
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!
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.
|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|