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Eclipses and Mercury Transit in South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Nov 12, 2019 at 4:19 am
Nearest Sun's center in South Pole

Global Event: Mercury Transit


Local Type: Mercury Transit, in South Pole

Begins: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 1:35 am

Midpoint: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:19 am

Ends: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 7:03 am

Duration: 5 hours, 29 minutes

Location

November 12, 2019 — Mercury Transit — South Pole

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in South Pole. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (NZDT) for South Pole.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
1:35 am Tue, Nov 12
Partial Transit begins Mercury touches the Sun's edge.Map direction West 270°
17.5°
1:36 am Tue, Nov 12
Full Transit begins Mercury is fully within the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.Map direction West 270°
17.5°
4:19 am Tue, Nov 12
Nearest Sun's center Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from South Pole.Map direction West 270°
17.5°
7:02 am Tue, Nov 12
Full Transit ends Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.Map direction West 270°
17.5°
7:03 am Tue, Nov 12
Partial Transit ends Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.Map direction West 270°
17.5°

The animation shows what the 2019 Mercury Transit will approximately look like from South Pole.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in South Pole

Eclipse Visibility From South PoleVisibility Worldwide
Nov 12, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 26, 2019 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse East in Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 15, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in South Pole, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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