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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is right now (view fullscreen)
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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.
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 0.00221890 Astronomical Units, or 331,942 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, 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!
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.
|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|