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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 December, 15 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
17h 12m 58s
+11° 58’ 19”

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 Europe/London timezone.

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 08 17h 12m 44s +11° 58’ 28” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 09 17h 12m 47s +11° 58’ 27” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 10 17h 12m 48s +11° 58’ 24” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 11 17h 12m 50s +11° 58’ 23” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 12 17h 12m 51s +11° 58’ 22” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 13 17h 12m 53s +11° 58’ 21” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 14 17h 12m 56s +11° 58’ 19” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 15 17h 12m 57s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 16 17h 12m 59s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 17 17h 13m 00s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 18 17h 13m 03s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 19 17h 13m 05s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 20 17h 13m 05s +11° 58’ 18” N.A. Ophiucus
2018 Dec 21 17h 13m 08s +11° 58’ 19” N.A. 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