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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 January, 17 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 12m 57s
+11° 59’ 15”
= 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: 78.0°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°

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 Jan 10 N.A. 17h 12m 47s +11° 58’ 26” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 11 N.A. 17h 12m 47s +11° 58’ 32” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 12 N.A. 17h 12m 50s +11° 58’ 37” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 13 N.A. 17h 12m 51s +11° 58’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 14 N.A. 17h 12m 52s +11° 58’ 51” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 15 N.A. 17h 12m 55s +11° 58’ 59” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 16 N.A. 17h 12m 56s +11° 59’ 07” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 17 N.A. 17h 12m 57s +11° 59’ 15” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 18 N.A. 17h 12m 59s +11° 59’ 22” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 19 N.A. 17h 13m 00s +11° 59’ 30” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 20 N.A. 17h 13m 01s +11° 59’ 39” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 21 N.A. 17h 13m 03s +11° 59’ 48” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 22 N.A. 17h 13m 05s +11° 59’ 56” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 23 N.A. 17h 13m 05s +12° 00’ 05” 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