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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 18.607851
Declination: -22.301878 (J2000)
Magnitude: -0.22
Constellation: Sagittarius
Solar Elongation: 24.0°

Distance of Mercury from the Sun: 64503165 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mercury from the Earth: 158920548 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Mercury with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Mercury:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 907937.546418h 31m 20s-23° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 908118.10418h 31m 28s-21° 14’ 57”
StarHIP 909668.545418h 33m 21s-22° 37’ 14”
StarHIP 910838.347618h 34m 41s-22° 32’ 47”
StarHIP 91130018h 35m 20s-22° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 911326.454218h 35m 21s-20° 50’ 25”
StarHIP 913048.43818h 37m 27s-21° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 913418.047418h 37m 50s-23° 23’ 48”
StarHIP 913475.922218h 37m 54s-21° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 914027.111818h 38m 26s-23° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 914055.785418h 38m 30s-23° 30’ 17”
StarHIP 914385.79518h 38m 53s-21° 03’ 05”
StarHIP 914466.662218h 39m 02s-23° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 914877.934818h 39m 30s-21° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 915508.7318h 40m 11s-22° 39’ 49”

Additional Resources about Mercury