Heavens-above has added BepiColombo as an object to look out for tonight, and if not for the big sparkly "NEW!" sign near it, I would have missed this entirely.
This satellite is currently passing the Earth as it makes it way towards Mercury, and should be visible as a 9-10th magnitude target. For observers in eastern time, it should appear around 12:44am and disappear behind the Earth's shadow at 1:01am. After spending 33 minutes in our shadow, it should re-appear approaching Corvus at 1:34am. From there, it will be visible for another couple hours. I'm hoping to observe the disappearance and reappearance of this satellite - that would be extremely neat to see.
BepiColombo will be taking some images of the Earth as it passes as well. Here's an early time-lapse: http://www.esa.int/E..._ahead_of_flyby
Edited by RyanSem, 09 April 2020 - 08:57 PM.