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Voyager 1

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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 March, 30 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 13m 37s
+12° 14’ 49”
= 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: 77.8°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 282.2°

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
2017 Mar 23 N.A. 17h 13m 40s +12° 13’ 06” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 24 N.A. 17h 13m 40s +12° 13’ 22” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 25 N.A. 17h 13m 40s +12° 13’ 36” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 26 N.A. 17h 13m 38s +12° 13’ 50” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 27 N.A. 17h 13m 38s +12° 14’ 05” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 28 N.A. 17h 13m 38s +12° 14’ 21” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 29 N.A. 17h 13m 37s +12° 14’ 35” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 30 N.A. 17h 13m 37s +12° 14’ 49” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 31 N.A. 17h 13m 36s +12° 15’ 05” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 01 N.A. 17h 13m 36s +12° 15’ 20” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 02 N.A. 17h 13m 36s +12° 15’ 33” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 03 N.A. 17h 13m 35s +12° 15’ 48” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 04 N.A. 17h 13m 35s +12° 16’ 03” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 05 N.A. 17h 13m 33s +12° 16’ 17” 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 January 2030