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 1089317.474822h 04m 05s-13° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 1091394.282622h 06m 26s-13° 52’ 10”
StarHIP 1091408.66722h 06m 28s-14° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 1091708.816222h 06m 48s-12° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 1092206.701222h 07m 35s-14° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 1093166.893622h 08m 47s-13° 18’ 01”
StarHIP 1093957.90622h 09m 44s-13° 53’ 29”
StarHIP 109528022h 11m 12s-12° 51’ 41”
StarHIP 1096078.165422h 12m 11s-14° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 1096246.019822h 12m 25s-14° 11’ 37”
StarHIP 1096728.755422h 13m 00s-13° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 1096837.511422h 13m 06s-13° 52’ 15”

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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