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Mercury live position and data

This page shows Mercury location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Mercury (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 340738.537207h 04m 00s+24° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 342288.286207h 05m 46s+23° 16’ 30”
StarHIP 342666.733207h 06m 11s+24° 51’ 36”
StarHIP 343516.590807h 07m 16s+24° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 344938.817807h 08m 50s+23° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 345328.462407h 09m 19s+25° 15’ 43”
StarHIP 345677.017807h 09m 35s+25° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 345827.715207h 09m 44s+25° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 34630007h 10m 23s+24° 20’ 42”
StarHIP 346407.8907h 10m 29s+24° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 347047.869807h 11m 15s+24° 39’ 49”
StarHIP 347498.762807h 11m 38s+23° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 348195.824407h 12m 26s+24° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 348617.055407h 12m 49s+25° 44’ 55”
StarHIP 34950007h 13m 53s+25° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 349956.881807h 14m 26s+24° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 350255.690607h 14m 41s+24° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 350997.812807h 15m 29s+23° 51’ 23”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Mercury

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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