Voyager 1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Voyager 1 is 17h 12m 16s and the Declination is +12° 21’ 04” (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]:
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Additional information about Voyager 1 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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 22,376,824,080 kilometers, equivalent to 149.579830 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 hours, 44 minutes and 1.0508 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 September 1977 and December 2030 the closest approach of Voyager 1 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 6 1977 at a distance of 0.00257638 Astronomical Units, or 385,420 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 Jul 31||17h 12m 23s||+12° 22’ 14”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 01||17h 12m 21s||+12° 22’ 05”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 02||17h 12m 21s||+12° 21’ 56”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 03||17h 12m 20s||+12° 21’ 46”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 04||17h 12m 20s||+12° 21’ 35”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 05||17h 12m 19s||+12° 21’ 25”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 06||17h 12m 17s||+12° 21’ 15”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 07||17h 12m 16s||+12° 21’ 06”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 08||17h 12m 15s||+12° 20’ 56”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 09||17h 12m 15s||+12° 20’ 44”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 10||17h 12m 15s||+12° 20’ 34”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 11||17h 12m 14s||+12° 20’ 22”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 12||17h 12m 12s||+12° 20’ 12”||N.A.||Ophiucus|
|2020 Aug 13||17h 12m 12s||+12° 20’ 00”||N.A.||Ophiucus|