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 536978.34110h 59m 10s+06° 55’ 51”
StarHIP 537258.162210h 59m 31s+07° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 538488.904211h 00m 56s+07° 37’ 03”
StarHIP 539777.208411h 02m 32s+09° 10’ 22”
StarHIP 540577.108611h 03m 41s+07° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 541824.595211h 05m 01s+07° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 542688.402811h 06m 07s+07° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 542747.233611h 06m 09s+07° 08’ 22”
StarHIP 543308.998811h 06m 51s+08° 06’ 28”
StarHIP 543317.639811h 06m 51s+06° 41’ 53”
StarHIP 544548.123211h 08m 27s+07° 37’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 352613.811h 06m 56s+07° 10’ 26”

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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