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November 12–13, 2032 Mercury Transit

Is this Mercury Transit visible in Washington DC?

2032 Mercury Transit Animation

This is how the 2032 Mercury Transit looks close to the center of the area where it is visible. Note: The location is in the Southern Hemisphere. The transit path can vary depending on your location.

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Where to See the Transit

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Where to See the 2032 Mercury Transit

Regions seeing at least some parts of the transit: Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Is this transit visible in Washington DC?

Who Can See the Transit

Shades of darkness


Astronomical Twilight (Sun is 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon)

Nautical Twilight (Sun is 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon)

Civil Twilight (Sun is 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon)


Entire transit visible

Parts of transit visible (Sun rises or sets during transit)

Transit not visible

When the 2032 Mercury Transit Happens Worldwide — Timeline

Planet transits are normally visible from all locations where the Sun is up. However, because of different viewing angles, the start and end times can vary by a few minutes. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the transit is visible.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial transit beginNov 13 at 06:40:07Nov 13 at 1:40:07 am
Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact)Nov 13 at 06:40:59Nov 13 at 1:40:59 am
First location to see the full transit beginNov 13 at 06:42:12Nov 13 at 1:42:12 am
Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact)Nov 13 at 06:43:03Nov 13 at 1:43:03 am
Mercury is closest to the Sun's centerNov 13 at 08:54:03Nov 13 at 3:54:03 am
Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact)Nov 13 at 11:05:07Nov 13 at 6:05:07 am
Last location to see full transit endNov 13 at 11:05:58Nov 13 at 6:05:58 am
Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact)Nov 13 at 11:07:11Nov 13 at 6:07:11 am
Last location to see partial transit endNov 13 at 11:08:03Nov 13 at 6:08:03 am

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there. Times should be accurate to a few seconds.

** The geocentric times refer to a theoretical situation where the transit is viewed from the Earth's center. They are used to provide an approximately average time schedule for astronomical events. Because of varying perspectives, observers on the Earth's surface will experience the transit at slightly different times depending on their location.

Geocentric duration of this Mercury Transit is 4 hours, 26 minutes, 12 seconds.

Transits and eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Mercury Transit will be on Nov 7, 2039.