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Voyager 2

Available Resources

Voyager 2 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Voyager 2 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 2 in Pavo on August, 17 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
20h 02m 52s
-58° 01’ 43”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 2 Rise and Set Times

Voyager 2 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 2 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Voyager 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Voyager 2 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 2

Voyager 2 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Voyager 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Voyager 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Aug 10 20h 03m 16s -58° 01’ 41” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 11 20h 03m 12s -58° 01’ 42” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 12 20h 03m 10s -58° 01’ 44” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 13 20h 03m 06s -58° 01’ 45” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 14 20h 03m 03s -58° 01’ 45” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 15 20h 03m 01s -58° 01’ 45” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 16 20h 02m 57s -58° 01’ 44” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 17 20h 02m 53s -58° 01’ 44” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 18 20h 02m 50s -58° 01’ 42” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 19 20h 02m 48s -58° 01’ 41” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 20 20h 02m 44s -58° 01’ 39” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 21 20h 02m 42s -58° 01’ 36” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 22 20h 02m 39s -58° 01’ 35” N.A. Pavo
2018 Aug 23 20h 02m 35s -58° 01’ 32” N.A. Pavo

Distance of Voyager 2 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Voyager 2 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 2 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Voyager 2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2030