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):

StarHIP 1061996.512621h 30m 40s-14° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 1061156.69621h 29m 40s-14° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 1058617.871621h 26m 27s-15° 14’ 42”
StarHIP 1066318.672221h 35m 52s-15° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 1061398.597421h 29m 56s-15° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 1065258.824621h 34m 33s-14° 37’ 43”
StarHIP 1063548.904221h 32m 25s-15° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 1061658.494221h 30m 17s-16° 18’ 16”
StarHIP 1064567.1521h 33m 40s-16° 12’ 02”

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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