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Voyager 1 Position

Voyager 1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 14m 55s and the Declination is +12° 14’ 55”.

17h 14m 55s
+12° 14’ 55”

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)

Map showing Voyager 1 in Ophiucus on March, 28 2020
Field of view: 60x30 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 showing where Voyager 1 is right now (view fullscreen)

Voyager 1
RA: 17h 14m 55s
Dec: +12° 14’ 55”
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

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.

20 hours, 34 minutes and 22.3335 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 2030

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:

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: 77.7°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 282.2°
Voyager 1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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
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