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 694648.068614h 13m 17s-13° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 686048.845814h 02m 34s-14° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 689376.45714h 06m 41s-14° 12’ 17”
StarHIP 694496.725214h 13m 09s-13° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 688077.153814h 05m 13s-14° 51’ 25”
StarHIP 689438.315814h 06m 45s-14° 05’ 43”
StarHIP 692227.5114h 10m 19s-14° 13’ 15”
StarHIP 690608.89114h 08m 08s-13° 22’ 18”
StarHIP 687636.239614h 04m 27s-14° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 687298.628614h 04m 07s-15° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 693128.731414h 11m 13s-15° 12’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 542013.514h 03m 59s-14° 36’ 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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