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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Voyager 1 is 17h 15m 40s and the Declination is +12° 03’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

Summary of key facts about Voyager 1 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

17h 15m 40s
+12° 03’ 44”

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Additional information about Voyager 1 available on TheSkyLive:

Available Resources

Voyager 1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Voyager 1 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on January, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on January, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Voyager 1 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Voyager 1
RA: 17h 15m 40s
Dec: +12° 03’ 44”
Deep sky finder chart for Voyager 1
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 from Earth

The distance of Voyager 1 from Earth is currently 23,835,381,312 kilometers, equivalent to 159.329683 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 hours, 5 minutes and 6.2740 seconds to travel from Voyager 1 and arrive to us.

22 hours, 5 minutes and 6.2740 seconds

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.

Distance of Voyager 1 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2099

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 2099, the closest approach of Voyager 1 to Earth happens on Mon Apr 22 2013 at a distance of 123.348498 Astronomical Units, or 18,452,672,648 kilometers:

Mon Apr 22 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Voyager 1 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Voyager 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 282.1°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Voyager 1

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Jan 22 17h 15m 32s +12° 02’ 43” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 23 17h 15m 33s +12° 02’ 50” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 24 17h 15m 34s +12° 02’ 58” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 25 17h 15m 36s +12° 03’ 06” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 26 17h 15m 37s +12° 03’ 15” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 27 17h 15m 38s +12° 03’ 24” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 28 17h 15m 38s +12° 03’ 32” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 29 17h 15m 39s +12° 03’ 41” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 30 17h 15m 41s +12° 03’ 50” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Jan 31 17h 15m 42s +12° 03’ 59” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Feb 01 17h 15m 42s +12° 04’ 08” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Feb 02 17h 15m 43s +12° 04’ 17” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Feb 03 17h 15m 44s +12° 04’ 27” N.A. Ophiucus
2023 Feb 04 17h 15m 46s +12° 04’ 36” N.A. Ophiucus