The planet Mercury

From Newark (click to change), Mercury is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 12° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 19:31 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 12° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 29 minutes after the Sun at 20:40.

Name Mercury
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Brightness (V):Mag -0.8
Right Ascension:01h24m
Declination:+10°42'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:0.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.205629
Inclination:7.01°
Longitude ascending node:48.35°
Argument of perihelion:29.08°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:132.23°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.31 AU
Aphelion:0.47 AU
Orbital period:0.24 years

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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