Voyager 1 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Voyager 1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Voyager 1 is right now (view fullscreen)
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
The distance of Voyager 1 from Earth is currently 22,203,329,006 kilometers, equivalent to 148.420087 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 hours, 34 minutes and 22.3335 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 123.34867538 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 Mar 21||17h 14m 57s||+12° 13’ 14”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 22||17h 14m 57s||+12° 13’ 27”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 23||17h 14m 57s||+12° 13’ 41”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 24||17h 14m 57s||+12° 13’ 54”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 25||17h 14m 57s||+12° 14’ 08”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 26||17h 14m 57s||+12° 14’ 22”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 27||17h 14m 56s||+12° 14’ 36”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 28||17h 14m 56s||+12° 14’ 51”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 29||17h 14m 54s||+12° 15’ 03”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 30||17h 14m 54s||+12° 15’ 18”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Mar 31||17h 14m 53s||+12° 15’ 30”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Apr 01||17h 14m 53s||+12° 15’ 44”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Apr 02||17h 14m 53s||+12° 15’ 57”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Apr 03||17h 14m 53s||+12° 16’ 11”||N.A.||Ophiucus|