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November 6–7, 2039 Mercury Transit

Is this Mercury Transit visible in Bridgeport?

2039 Mercury Transit Animation

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Where to See the Transit

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Where to See the 2039 Mercury Transit

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

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Is this transit visible in Bridgeport?

Who Could See the Transit

Solar Eclipse Path

Transit is visible.

Transit is not visible.

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).


When the 2039 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 Bridgeport*
First location to see the partial transit beginNov 7 at 07:16:34Nov 7 at 2:16:34 am
Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact)Nov 7 at 07:17:54Nov 7 at 2:17:54 am
First location to see the full transit beginNov 7 at 07:19:45Nov 7 at 2:19:45 am
Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact)Nov 7 at 07:21:07Nov 7 at 2:21:07 am
Mercury is closest to the Sun's centerNov 7 at 08:46:40Nov 7 at 3:46:40 am
Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact)Nov 7 at 10:12:15Nov 7 at 5:12:15 am
Last location to see full transit endNov 7 at 10:13:36Nov 7 at 5:13:36 am
Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact)Nov 7 at 10:15:28Nov 7 at 5:15:28 am
Last location to see partial transit endNov 7 at 10:16:47Nov 7 at 5:16:47 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 Bridgeport 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 2 hours, 57 minutes, 34 seconds.

Transits and eclipses visible in Bridgeport

Previous Mercury Transit was on Nov 13, 2032.

Next Mercury Transit will be on May 7, 2049.