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Parker Solar Probe

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Parker Solar Probe Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Parker Solar Probe is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Parker Solar Probe in Capricornus on January, 18 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
20h 59m 08s
-18° 33’ 46”

Parker Solar Probe Rise and Set Times

Today's Parker Solar Probe rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 108.7°
Max altitude: 19.9°
Azimuth: 251.4°

Parker Solar Probe Orbit Diagram

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 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
2019 Jan 11 20h 32m 09s -20° 12’ 56” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 12 20h 35m 36s -20° 01’ 10” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 13 20h 39m 02s -19° 49’ 14” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 14 20h 42m 28s -19° 37’ 05” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 15 20h 45m 51s -19° 24’ 45” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 16 20h 49m 14s -19° 12’ 12” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 17 20h 52m 35s -18° 59’ 30” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 18 20h 55m 54s -18° 46’ 35” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 19 20h 59m 12s -18° 33’ 29” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 20 21h 02m 30s -18° 20’ 13” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 21 21h 05m 48s -18° 06’ 47” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 22 21h 09m 02s -17° 53’ 08” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 23 21h 12m 17s -17° 39’ 20” N.A. Capricornus
2019 Jan 24 21h 15m 32s -17° 25’ 19” N.A. Capricornus

Distance of Parker Solar Probe from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Parker Solar Probe from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Parker Solar Probe is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Parker Solar Probe from Earth between August 2018 and August 2025