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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:32
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Psyche Spacecraft

Altitude: 10.1°   Azimuth: 297.5°   Direction: West-North-West

Psyche Spacecraft is currently in the constellation of Gemini, at a distance of 134,359,992 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of Psyche Spacecraft in Gemini on February,27 2024
Map showing Psyche Spacecraft in Gemini on February, 27 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Psyche Spacecraft is 06h 42m 05s and the Declination is +24° 50’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt).

06h 42m 05s
+24° 50’ 26”
Gemini

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

Azimuth: 65.2°
Max altitude: 63.3°
Azimuth: 294.8°
  • Psyche Spacecraft is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 10° above the horizon.
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Additional Resources

Psyche Spacecraft Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of Psyche Spacecraft
Map showing Psyche Spacecraft in Gemini on February, 27 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Psyche Spacecraft is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Psyche Spacecraft
RA: 06h 42m 05s
Dec: +24° 50’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Psyche Spacecraft
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Psyche Spacecraft?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Psyche Spacecraft in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Psyche Spacecraft Distance from Earth

The distance of Psyche Spacecraft from Earth is currently 134,359,992 kilometers, equivalent to 0.898141 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 28.1767 seconds to travel from Psyche Spacecraft and arrive to us.

134,359,992
0.898141
7 minutes and 28.1767 seconds

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

Closest Approach of Psyche Spacecraft to Earth

Between 10 November 2023 and 30 December 2030, the closest approach of Psyche Spacecraft to Earth happens on Fri Nov 10 2023 at a distance of 0.093100 Astronomical Units, or 13,927,561 kilometers:

Fri Nov 10 2023
13,927,561
0.093100

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

Visualization of Psyche Spacecraft Orbit

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

Psyche Spacecraft 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 20 06h 33m 20s +25° 09’ 47” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 21 06h 34m 30s +25° 07’ 10” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 22 06h 35m 41s +25° 04’ 32” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 23 06h 36m 54s +25° 01’ 51” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 24 06h 38m 08s +24° 59’ 09” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 25 06h 39m 23s +24° 56’ 26” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 26 06h 40m 37s +24° 53’ 43” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 27 06h 41m 54s +24° 50’ 57” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 28 06h 43m 13s +24° 48’ 08” N.A. Gemini
2024 Feb 29 06h 44m 31s +24° 45’ 20” N.A. Gemini
2024 Mar 01 06h 45m 51s +24° 42’ 28” N.A. Gemini
2024 Mar 02 06h 47m 12s +24° 39’ 34” N.A. Gemini
2024 Mar 03 06h 48m 33s +24° 36’ 39” N.A. Gemini
2024 Mar 04 06h 49m 56s +24° 33’ 42” N.A. Gemini