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Voyager 1

Available Resources

Voyager 1 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Voyager 1 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on August, 17 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 11m 12s
+12° 19’ 09”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 1 Rise and Set Times

Today's Voyager 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 77.7°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 282.3°

Voyager 1 Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Aug 10 17h 11m 17s +12° 20’ 36” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 11 17h 11m 17s +12° 20’ 25” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 12 17h 11m 16s +12° 20’ 13” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 13 17h 11m 15s +12° 20’ 02” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 14 17h 11m 13s +12° 19’ 50” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 15 17h 11m 13s +12° 19’ 37” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 16 17h 11m 12s +12° 19’ 26” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 17 17h 11m 12s +12° 19’ 14” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 18 17h 11m 12s +12° 19’ 01” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 19 17h 11m 11s +12° 18’ 48” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 20 17h 11m 11s +12° 18’ 37” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 21 17h 11m 09s +12° 18’ 24” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 22 17h 11m 09s +12° 18’ 11” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Aug 23 17h 11m 08s +12° 17’ 58” N.A. Ophiucus

Distance of Voyager 1 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Voyager 1 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Voyager 1 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Voyager 1 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2030