The planet Mercury

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From Ashburn (click to change), Mercury is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 3° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Mercury
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Brightness (V):Mag -1.3
Right Ascension:07h10m
Declination:+24°15'
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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