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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).

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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 36180007h 27m 04s+24° 09’ 23”
StarHIP 36215007h 27m 28s+22° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 36560007h 31m 13s+23° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 362797.831407h 28m 08s+22° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 361618.835407h 26m 58s+23° 55’ 39”
StarHIP 365738.15607h 31m 21s+22° 17’ 16”
StarHIP 366918.78207h 32m 50s+22° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 367088.591407h 33m 02s+22° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 366906.416607h 32m 50s+22° 53’ 15”
StarHIP 366237.779207h 31m 54s+24° 30’ 12”
StarHIP 363267.563607h 28m 40s+24° 38’ 55”
StarHIP 358426.168207h 23m 28s+22° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 363867.642207h 29m 18s+22° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 359308.10907h 24m 24s+22° 55’ 39”
StarHIP 362326.616407h 27m 40s+22° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 366037.518607h 31m 39s+23° 59’ 59”

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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