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Where is Mercury?

Mercury is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension is 08h 19m 02s and the Declination is +20° 32’ 28”.

08h 19m 02s
+20° 32’ 28”
Cancer
  • Mercury is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 59° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, Mercury is visible to the naked eye, even from highly light polluted areas.
  • See also Mercury rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Mercury is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Mercury are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Mercury in Cancer on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Mercury