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May 10–11, 2062 Mercury Transit

Is this Mercury Transit visible in Seattle?

2062 Mercury Transit Animation

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Where to See the 2062 Mercury Transit

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

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Is this transit visible in Seattle?

Who Could See the Transit

Solar Eclipse Path

Transit is visible.

Transit is not visible.

Shades of darkness

Night

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).

Day

When the 2062 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 Seattle*
First location to see the partial transit beginMay 10 at 18:14:20May 10 at 11:14:20 am
Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact)May 10 at 18:16:26May 10 at 11:16:26 am
First location to see the full transit beginMay 10 at 18:17:56May 10 at 11:17:56 am
Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact)May 10 at 18:20:02May 10 at 11:20:02 am
Mercury is closest to the Sun's centerMay 10 at 21:36:55May 10 at 2:36:55 pm
Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact)May 11 at 00:53:41May 10 at 5:53:41 pm
Last location to see full transit endMay 11 at 00:55:48May 10 at 5:55:48 pm
Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact)May 11 at 00:57:17May 10 at 5:57:17 pm
Last location to see partial transit endMay 11 at 00:59:24May 10 at 5:59:24 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 Seattle 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, 40 minutes, 51 seconds.

Transits and eclipses visible in Seattle

Previous Mercury Transit was on Nov 8 – Nov 9, 2052.

Next Mercury Transit will be on Nov 11, 2065.