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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Parker Solar Probe is 23h 21m 41s and the Declination is -05° 05’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

23h 21m 41s
-05° 05’ 11”

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

Azimuth: 95.2°
Max altitude: 33.4°
Azimuth: 264.9°

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Available Resources

Parker Solar Probe Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Parker Solar Probe 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 Parker Solar Probe in Aquarius on March, 31 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Parker Solar Probe in Aquarius on March, 31 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 Parker Solar Probe is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Parker Solar Probe
RA: 23h 21m 41s
Dec: -05° 05’ 11”
Deep sky finder chart for Parker Solar Probe
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Parker Solar Probe?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Parker Solar Probe in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Parker Solar Probe Distance from Earth

The distance of Parker Solar Probe from Earth is currently 184,508,285 kilometers, equivalent to 1.233362 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 15.4534 seconds to travel from Parker Solar Probe and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 15.4534 seconds

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

Closest Approach of Parker Solar Probe to Earth

Between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2024, the closest approach of Parker Solar Probe to Earth happens on Mon Aug 19 2024 at a distance of 0.281440 Astronomical Units, or 42,102,757 kilometers:

Mon Aug 19 2024

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

Visualization of Parker Solar Probe Orbit

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

Parker Solar Probe 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 24 23h 15m 06s -05° 12’ 33” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 25 23h 14m 47s -05° 20’ 21” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 26 23h 14m 57s -05° 24’ 24” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 27 23h 15m 30s -05° 25’ 33” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 28 23h 16m 23s -05° 24’ 26” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 29 23h 17m 29s -05° 21’ 29” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 30 23h 18m 46s -05° 17’ 03” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Mar 31 23h 20m 13s -05° 11’ 21” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 23h 21m 47s -05° 04’ 37” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 02 23h 23m 30s -04° 56’ 58” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 03 23h 25m 17s -04° 48’ 33” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 04 23h 27m 07s -04° 39’ 28” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 05 23h 29m 03s -04° 29’ 45” N.A. Aquarius
2023 Apr 06 23h 31m 02s -04° 19’ 32” N.A. Aquarius