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Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Nov 12, 2019 at 6:02 am
Near max in Christchurch

Global Event: Mercury Transit


Local Type: Mercury Transit, in Christchurch

Begins: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 5:58 am

Midpoint: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 6:01 am

Ends: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes

Location

November 12, 2019 — Mercury Transit — Christchurch

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
6:00 am Tue, Nov 12
Transit ongoing during sunrise Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Christchurch.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the transit.
Map direction East-southeast 115°
-0.0°
6:01 am Tue, Nov 12
Nearest Sun's center Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Christchurch.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the transit.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction East-southeast 114°
0.2°
7:02 am Tue, Nov 12
Full Transit ends Mercury is starting to leave 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 East-southeast 104°
10.1°
7:04 am Tue, Nov 12
Partial Transit ends Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.Map direction East-southeast 104°
10.4°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility From ChristchurchVisibility 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
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
Nov 30–Dec 1, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 26–27, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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

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