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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 55848011h 26m 46s+03° 00’ 21”
StarHIP 557696.720411h 25m 39s+03° 18’ 04”
StarHIP 562097.460611h 31m 23s+03° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 559067.309411h 27m 33s+01° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 558466.384411h 26m 45s+03° 00’ 45”
StarHIP 560737.335811h 29m 35s+03° 46’ 47”
StarHIP 559454.849411h 27m 56s+02° 51’ 22”
StarHIP 559827.218211h 28m 25s+02° 46’ 59”
StarHIP 560088.429811h 28m 39s+01° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 560298.511411h 29m 00s+02° 44’ 03”
StarHIP 557916.325211h 25m 50s+03° 51’ 36”
StarHIP 556388.70911h 23m 51s+03° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 556997.523811h 24m 45s+02° 05’ 47”
StarHIP 561028.138211h 29m 58s+03° 12’ 18”
StarHIP 556505.293811h 24m 02s+01° 24’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 366413.211h 24m 24s+03° 19’ 39”

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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