May 7–8, 2049 Mercury Transit
2049 Mercury Transit Animation
The animation shows what the 2049 Mercury Transit will approximately look like from Earth.
Where to See the Transit
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Where to See the 2049 Mercury Transit
Regions seeing at least some parts of the transit: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
Who Could See the Transit
When the 2049 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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial transit begin||May 7 at 11:01:34||May 7 at 7:01:34 am|
|Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact)||May 7 at 11:03:38||May 7 at 7:03:38 am|
|First location to see the full transit begin||May 7 at 11:05:06||May 7 at 7:05:06 am|
|Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact)||May 7 at 11:07:10||May 7 at 7:07:10 am|
|Mercury is closest to the Sun's center||May 7 at 14:24:11||May 7 at 10:24:11 am|
|Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact)||May 7 at 17:41:05||May 7 at 1:41:05 pm|
|Last location to see full transit end||May 7 at 17:43:09||May 7 at 1:43:09 pm|
|Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact)||May 7 at 17:44:38||May 7 at 1:44:38 pm|
|Last location to see partial transit end||May 7 at 17:46:41||May 7 at 1:46:41 pm|
* 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 6 hours, 41 minutes.
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Eclipses in 2049
- May 7–8, 2049 — Mercury Transit (this page)
- May 17, 2049 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 31, 2049 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jun 15–16, 2049 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 9–10, 2049 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 25, 2049 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse