BepiColombo is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of BepiColombo is 07h 25m 18s and the Declination is +19° 35’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
Summary of key facts about BepiColombo [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 BepiColombo available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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 56,118,756 kilometers, equivalent to 0.375131 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 7.1920 seconds to travel from BepiColombo and arrive to us.
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.
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 October 2018 and November 2025 the closest approach of BepiColombo to Earth happens on Fri Apr 10 2020 at a distance of 0.00058189 Astronomical Units, or 87,050 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
BepiColombo rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of BepiColombo 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 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!
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.
|2020 Aug 02||07h 20m 59s||+18° 36’ 50”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 03||07h 21m 10s||+18° 46’ 15”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 04||07h 21m 28s||+18° 55’ 14”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 05||07h 21m 52s||+19° 03’ 43”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 06||07h 22m 24s||+19° 11’ 47”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 07||07h 23m 05s||+19° 19’ 22”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 08||07h 23m 53s||+19° 26’ 27”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 09||07h 24m 48s||+19° 33’ 05”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 10||07h 25m 50s||+19° 39’ 12”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 11||07h 27m 01s||+19° 44’ 50”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 12||07h 28m 18s||+19° 49’ 59”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 13||07h 29m 42s||+19° 54’ 38”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 14||07h 31m 13s||+19° 58’ 45”||N.A.||Gemini|
|2020 Aug 15||07h 32m 51s||+20° 02’ 22”||N.A.||Gemini|