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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Euclid Observatory

Altitude: 41.6°   Azimuth: 101.7°   Direction: East-South-East

Euclid Observatory is currently in the constellation of Cancer, at a distance of 1,633,608 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of Euclid Observatory in Cancer on February,21 2024
Map showing Euclid Observatory in Cancer on February, 21 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Euclid Observatory is 08h 42m 22s and the Declination is +25° 11’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt).

08h 42m 22s
+25° 11’ 47”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Euclid Observatory from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.6°
Max altitude: 63.8°
Azimuth: 295.6°
  • Euclid Observatory is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
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Euclid Observatory Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of Euclid Observatory
Map showing Euclid Observatory in Cancer on February, 21 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Euclid Observatory is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Euclid Observatory
RA: 08h 42m 22s
Dec: +25° 11’ 47”
Deep sky finder chart for Euclid Observatory
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Euclid Observatory?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Euclid Observatory in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Euclid Observatory Distance from Earth

The distance of Euclid Observatory from Earth is currently 1,633,608 kilometers, equivalent to 0.010920 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5.4491 seconds to travel from Euclid Observatory and arrive to us.

5.4491 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Euclid Observatory 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 Euclid Observatory 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 Euclid Observatory from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Euclid Observatory to Earth

Between 2 July 2023 and 6 September 2031, the closest approach of Euclid Observatory to Earth happens on Sun Jul 2 2023 at a distance of 0.000738 Astronomical Units, or 110,466 kilometers:

Sun Jul 2 2023

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

Visualization of Euclid Observatory Orbit

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

Euclid Observatory 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 14 08h 28m 37s +28° 42’ 15” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 15 08h 30m 00s +28° 19’ 19” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 16 08h 31m 27s +27° 55’ 27” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 17 08h 33m 01s +27° 30’ 39” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 18 08h 34m 41s +27° 04’ 55” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 19 08h 36m 26s +26° 38’ 17” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 20 08h 38m 18s +26° 10’ 45” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 21 08h 40m 15s +25° 42’ 17” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 22 08h 42m 18s +25° 12’ 57” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 23 08h 44m 24s +24° 42’ 44” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 24 08h 46m 35s +24° 11’ 39” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 25 08h 48m 51s +23° 39’ 39” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 26 08h 51m 10s +23° 06’ 47” N.A. Cancer
2024 Feb 27 08h 53m 33s +22° 33’ 03” N.A. Cancer