The Solar System at your Fingertips
Space Probes » 

Voyager 1

Available Resources

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 December, 13 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 12m 25s
+11° 57’ 47”
= 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 Dec 06 N.A. 17h 12m 14s +11° 58’ 00” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 07 N.A. 17h 12m 15s +11° 57’ 57” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 08 N.A. 17h 12m 16s +11° 57’ 55” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 09 N.A. 17h 12m 19s +11° 57’ 52” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 10 N.A. 17h 12m 20s +11° 57’ 51” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 11 N.A. 17h 12m 23s +11° 57’ 48” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 12 N.A. 17h 12m 24s +11° 57’ 47” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 13 N.A. 17h 12m 25s +11° 57’ 47” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 14 N.A. 17h 12m 28s +11° 57’ 46” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 15 N.A. 17h 12m 29s +11° 57’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 16 N.A. 17h 12m 32s +11° 57’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 17 N.A. 17h 12m 33s +11° 57’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 18 N.A. 17h 12m 34s +11° 57’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 19 N.A. 17h 12m 37s +11° 57’ 45” 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 December 2030