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)
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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.
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 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|