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BepiColombo

BepiColombo is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of BepiColombo is 05h 07m 35s and the Declination is +23° 56’ 30” (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]:

05h 07m 35s
+23° 56’ 30”
Taurus

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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 Taurus on May, 12 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing BepiColombo in Taurus on May, 12 2021
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.

BepiColombo
RA: 05h 07m 35s
Dec: +23° 56’ 30”
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 224,265,993 kilometers, equivalent to 1.499126 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 28.0708 seconds to travel from BepiColombo and arrive to us.

224,265,993
1.499126
12 minutes and 28.0708 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.

Distance of BepiColombo from Earth between October 2018 and November 2025

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 0.000582 Astronomical Units, or 87,050 kilometers:

Fri Apr 10 2020
87,050
0.000582

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

BepiColombo rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 66.1°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°

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!

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
2021 May 05 04h 27m 11s +22° 28’ 35” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 06 04h 32m 39s +22° 42’ 51” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 07 04h 38m 05s +22° 56’ 21” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 08 04h 43m 32s +23° 09’ 06” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 09 04h 48m 57s +23° 21’ 02” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 10 04h 54m 21s +23° 32’ 15” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 11 04h 59m 44s +23° 42’ 41” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 12 05h 05m 07s +23° 52’ 20” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 13 05h 10m 28s +24° 01’ 17” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 14 05h 15m 48s +24° 09’ 28” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 15 05h 21m 07s +24° 16’ 54” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 16 05h 26m 26s +24° 23’ 35” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 17 05h 31m 41s +24° 29’ 35” N.A. Taurus
2021 May 18 05h 36m 56s +24° 34’ 50” N.A. Taurus