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 430437.964208h 46m 11s+14° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 434418.710608h 50m 50s+12° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 436667.05408h 53m 45s+13° 49’ 49”
StarHIP 437428.649808h 54m 33s+15° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 437558.896408h 54m 46s+13° 33’ 41”
StarHIP 433608.418208h 49m 56s+14° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 438337.708h 55m 39s+14° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 436798.680808h 53m 54s+14° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 433597.551808h 49m 55s+14° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 436638.068208h 53m 43s+14° 24’ 33”
StarHIP 435478.87208h 52m 08s+15° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 437598.595608h 54m 49s+14° 46’ 02”
StarHIP 434546.306808h 51m 01s+15° 21’ 01”
StarHIP 437797.901808h 55m 00s+14° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 435697.747608h 52m 24s+13° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 432128.227608h 48m 10s+15° 06’ 38”
StarHIP 437357.732608h 54m 27s+14° 14’ 41”
GalaxyUGC 467013.908h 55m 55s+13° 13’ 42”

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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