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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 71253014h 34m 17s-12° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 718238.647414h 41m 32s-12° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 715597.383214h 38m 07s-12° 54’ 38”
StarHIP 712408.099614h 34m 08s-13° 28’ 43”
StarHIP 714208.631414h 36m 19s-14° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 718078.33914h 41m 18s-13° 55’ 42”
StarHIP 717456.80914h 40m 32s-14° 02’ 48”
StarHIP 715668.719614h 38m 11s-13° 04’ 23”
StarHIP 718757.962614h 42m 02s-13° 51’ 14”
StarHIP 718736.69914h 42m 02s-12° 14’ 05”
StarHIP 716468.38414h 39m 16s-11° 35’ 40”
StarHIP 714696.1514h 37m 00s-12° 18’ 22”

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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