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November 11–12, 2065 Mercury Transit

Is this Mercury Transit visible in Washington DC?

2065 Mercury Transit Animation

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Where to See the Transit

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Where to See the 2065 Mercury Transit

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

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Is this transit visible in Washington DC?

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 2065 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 11 at 17:23:38Nov 11 at 12:23:38 pm
Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact)Nov 11 at 17:24:20Nov 11 at 12:24:20 pm
First location to see the full transit beginNov 11 at 17:25:21Nov 11 at 12:25:21 pm
Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact)Nov 11 at 17:26:03Nov 11 at 12:26:03 pm
Mercury is closest to the Sun's centerNov 11 at 20:06:16Nov 11 at 3:06:16 pm
Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact)Nov 11 at 22:46:33Nov 11 at 5:46:33 pm
Last location to see full transit endNov 11 at 22:47:15Nov 11 at 5:47:15 pm
Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact)Nov 11 at 22:48:16Nov 11 at 5:48:16 pm
Last location to see partial transit endNov 11 at 22:48:58Nov 11 at 5:48:58 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 5 hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds.

Transits and eclipses visible in Washington DC

Previous Mercury Transit was on May 10 – May 11, 2062.

Next Mercury Transit will be on Nov 14, 2078.