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Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Nov 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm
Nearest Sun's center in Bloemfontein

Global Event: Mercury Transit


Local Type: Mercury Transit, in Bloemfontein

Began: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Midpoint: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Ended: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm

Duration: 4 hours, 9 minutes

Location

November 11, 2019 — Mercury Transit — Bloemfontein

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Bloemfontein. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (SAST) for Bloemfontein.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:35 pm Mon, Nov 11
Partial Transit begins Mercury touches the Sun's edge.Map direction West 279°
52.5°
2:36 pm Mon, Nov 11
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 279°
52.2°
5:19 pm Mon, Nov 11
Nearest Sun's center Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bloemfontein.Map direction West 259°
16.9°
6:41 pm Mon, Nov 11
Transit ongoing during sunset Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Bloemfontein.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the transit.
Map direction West-southwest 249°
0.1°

The animation shows what the 2019 Mercury Transit approximately looked like from Bloemfontein.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bloemfontein

Eclipse Visibility From BloemfonteinVisibility Worldwide
Jan 10, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 5, 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 14, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 4, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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