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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Position

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 12m 32s and the Declination is -08° 13’ 30”.

13h 12m 32s
-08° 13’ 30”

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 Virgo on October, 15 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: 13h 12m 32s
Dec: -08° 13’ 30”
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 315,445,329 kilometers, equivalent to 2.108622 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 32.2124 seconds to travel from SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and arrive to us.

315,445,329
2.108622
17 minutes and 32.2124 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
331,942
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 27.35.

27.35

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: 98.1°
Max altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 261.7°
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, 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 Oct 08 12h 46m 14s -05° 27’ 39” 27.25 Virgo
2019 Oct 09 12h 49m 45s -05° 50’ 13” 27.26 Virgo
2019 Oct 10 12h 53m 16s -06° 12’ 39” 27.28 Virgo
2019 Oct 11 12h 56m 47s -06° 34’ 55” 27.29 Virgo
2019 Oct 12 13h 00m 16s -06° 57’ 02” 27.30 Virgo
2019 Oct 13 13h 03m 47s -07° 19’ 00” 27.31 Virgo
2019 Oct 14 13h 07m 15s -07° 40’ 47” 27.33 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 13h 10m 45s -08° 02’ 25” 27.34 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 13h 14m 13s -08° 23’ 51” 27.36 Virgo
2019 Oct 17 13h 17m 43s -08° 45’ 06” 27.37 Virgo
2019 Oct 18 13h 21m 11s -09° 06’ 11” 27.38 Virgo
2019 Oct 19 13h 24m 39s -09° 27’ 05” 27.40 Virgo
2019 Oct 20 13h 28m 08s -09° 47’ 45” 27.41 Virgo
2019 Oct 21 13h 31m 35s -10° 08’ 16” 27.43 Virgo