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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 February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 14m 02s
+12° 06’ 02”
= 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: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 282.1°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Feb 14 N.A. 17h 13m 57s +12° 04’ 32” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 15 N.A. 17h 13m 58s +12° 04’ 45” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 16 N.A. 17h 13m 59s +12° 04’ 56” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 17 N.A. 17h 13m 59s +12° 05’ 09” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 18 N.A. 17h 13m 59s +12° 05’ 22” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 19 N.A. 17h 14m 00s +12° 05’ 35” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 20 N.A. 17h 14m 02s +12° 05’ 49” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 21 N.A. 17h 14m 02s +12° 06’ 02” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 22 N.A. 17h 14m 03s +12° 06’ 16” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 23 N.A. 17h 14m 03s +12° 06’ 29” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 24 N.A. 17h 14m 03s +12° 06’ 43” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 25 N.A. 17h 14m 04s +12° 06’ 57” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 26 N.A. 17h 14m 04s +12° 07’ 10” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 27 N.A. 17h 14m 05s +12° 07’ 24” 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