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 22,236,382,216 kilometers, equivalent to 148.641034 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 hours, 36 minutes and 12.5871 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 123.34867494 Astronomical Units, or 18,452,699,162 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 Jan 18||17h 14m 17s||+12° 00’ 47”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 19||17h 14m 18s||+12° 00’ 55”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 20||17h 14m 21s||+12° 01’ 03”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 21||17h 14m 21s||+12° 01’ 10”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 22||17h 14m 22s||+12° 01’ 18”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 23||17h 14m 25s||+12° 01’ 27”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 24||17h 14m 26s||+12° 01’ 35”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 25||17h 14m 26s||+12° 01’ 44”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 26||17h 14m 27s||+12° 01’ 53”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 27||17h 14m 30s||+12° 02’ 02”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 28||17h 14m 30s||+12° 02’ 11”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 29||17h 14m 31s||+12° 02’ 20”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 30||17h 14m 32s||+12° 02’ 30”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 31||17h 14m 34s||+12° 02’ 39”||N.A.||Ophiucus|