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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19


BepiColombo is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of BepiColombo is 00h 18m 23s and the Declination is +07° 43’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

00h 18m 23s
+07° 43’ 04”

Today's rise, transit and set times of BepiColombo from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.3°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.6°

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Available Resources

BepiColombo Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide BepiColombo 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.

Map showing BepiColombo in Pisces on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing BepiColombo in Pisces on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 10x6 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, 60 arcmin wide, showing where BepiColombo is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 00h 18m 23s
Dec: +07° 43’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for BepiColombo
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is BepiColombo?, a page that provides all the information needed to find BepiColombo in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

BepiColombo Distance from Earth

The distance of BepiColombo from Earth is currently 73,148,565 kilometers, equivalent to 0.488968 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 3.9973 seconds to travel from BepiColombo and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 3.9973 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of BepiColombo 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.

Chart of the distance of BepiColombo from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 BepiColombo from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of BepiColombo to Earth

Between 21 October 2018 and 1 November 2025, the closest approach of BepiColombo to Earth happens on Fri Apr 10 2020 at a distance of 0.000582 Astronomical Units, or 87,050 kilometers:

Fri Apr 10 2020

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Visualization of BepiColombo Orbit

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

BepiColombo 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 19 00h 26m 20s +08° 18’ 38” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 20 00h 25m 40s +08° 20’ 44” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 21 00h 24m 48s +08° 20’ 21” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 22 00h 23m 48s +08° 17’ 36” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 23 00h 22m 39s +08° 12’ 32” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 21m 23s +08° 05’ 15” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 25 00h 19m 59s +07° 55’ 51” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 26 00h 18m 32s +07° 44’ 30” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 27 00h 17m 02s +07° 31’ 20” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 28 00h 15m 29s +07° 16’ 30” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 29 00h 13m 54s +07° 00’ 10” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 30 00h 12m 21s +06° 42’ 32” N.A. Pisces
2023 Mar 31 00h 10m 50s +06° 23’ 44” N.A. Pisces
2023 Apr 01 00h 09m 21s +06° 04’ 02” N.A. Pisces