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Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Voyager 1 is 17h 12m 16s and the Declination is +12° 21’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

Summary of key facts about Voyager 1 [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]:

17h 12m 16s
+12° 21’ 04”
Ophiucus

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Voyager 1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Voyager 1 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 Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on August, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on August, 07 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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= 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 Voyager 1 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Voyager 1
RA: 17h 12m 16s
Dec: +12° 21’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for Voyager 1
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Voyager 1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Voyager 1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Voyager 1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Voyager 1 from Earth is currently 22,376,824,080 kilometers, equivalent to 149.579830 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 hours, 44 minutes and 1.0508 seconds to travel from Voyager 1 and arrive to us.

22,376,824,080
149.579830
20 hours, 44 minutes and 1.0508 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Voyager 1 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 Voyager 1 from Earth between September 1977 and December 2030

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 Voyager 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Voyager 1 to Earth

Between September 1977 and December 2030 the closest approach of Voyager 1 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 6 1977 at a distance of 0.00257638 Astronomical Units, or 385,420 kilometers:

Tue Sep 6 1977
385,420
0.002576

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Voyager 1 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Voyager 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 50.9°
Azimuth: 282.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Voyager 1 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 Voyager 1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Voyager 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Voyager 1 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 Voyager 1

Voyager 1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Voyager 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Voyager 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 31 17h 12m 23s +12° 22’ 14” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 01 17h 12m 21s +12° 22’ 05” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 02 17h 12m 21s +12° 21’ 56” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 03 17h 12m 20s +12° 21’ 46” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 04 17h 12m 20s +12° 21’ 35” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 05 17h 12m 19s +12° 21’ 25” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 06 17h 12m 17s +12° 21’ 15” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 07 17h 12m 16s +12° 21’ 06” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 08 17h 12m 15s +12° 20’ 56” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 09 17h 12m 15s +12° 20’ 44” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 10 17h 12m 15s +12° 20’ 34” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 11 17h 12m 14s +12° 20’ 22” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 12 17h 12m 12s +12° 20’ 12” N.A. Ophiucus
2020 Aug 13 17h 12m 12s +12° 20’ 00” N.A. Ophiucus