Voyager 1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Voyager 1 is 17h 12m 31s and the Declination is +12° 04’ 55” (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]:
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Additional information about Voyager 1 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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 22,637,335,556 kilometers, equivalent to 151.321242 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 hours, 58 minutes and 30.0235 seconds to travel from Voyager 1 and arrive to us.
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.
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 January 2013 and December 2030, the closest approach of Voyager 1 to Earth happens on Mon Apr 22 2013 at a distance of 123.348675 Astronomical Units, or 18,452,699,228 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Voyager 1 rise and set times
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!
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.
|2020 Oct 16||17h 12m 23s||+12° 06’ 16”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 17||17h 12m 24s||+12° 06’ 05”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 18||17h 12m 24s||+12° 05’ 53”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 19||17h 12m 25s||+12° 05’ 40”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 20||17h 12m 26s||+12° 05’ 30”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 21||17h 12m 28s||+12° 05’ 17”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 22||17h 12m 29s||+12° 05’ 07”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 23||17h 12m 30s||+12° 04’ 55”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 24||17h 12m 32s||+12° 04’ 45”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 25||17h 12m 33s||+12° 04’ 33”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 26||17h 12m 33s||+12° 04’ 23”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 27||17h 12m 34s||+12° 04’ 13”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 28||17h 12m 37s||+12° 04’ 01”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 29||17h 12m 38s||+12° 03’ 51”||N.A.||Ophiucus|