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The Transit of Mercury on 2003, Wednesday, May 7

Begin 05:13 UT
End 10:32 UT
The entire event will be visible from Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Geocentric Phases of the 2003 Transit of Mercury

Event
UT
(ET-UT=65.0 s)
Position
Angle

Eclipse begins (Contact I)

05:12:56
15°

Umbra eclipse begins (Contact II)

05:17:24
14°

Maximum eclipse

07:52:23
333°

Umbra eclipse ends (Contact III)

10:27:19
292°

Eclipse ends (Contact IV)

10:31:46
291°

Data:
2003 Transit of Mercury (Fred Espenak)

 

Berlin, Germany

52.53 N, 13.42 E
Sunrise 3:24 UT
Culm. 11:03 UT

UT
(ET-UT=65.5 s)
Duration:
partial phase 5.35 h
total/annullar phase phase: 312.7 min
Altitude
Position
Angle

Eclipse begins

05:11:29.2

14.5°
15.8°

Umbra eclipse begins

05:15:54.4

15.2°
15.1°

Maximum eclipse

07:52:05.6

38.4°
333.2°

Umbra eclipse ends

10:28:5.0

53.7°
291.4°

Eclipse ends

10:32:29.5

53.9°
290.6°

Data: Arnold Barmettler:
CalSKY - Astronomical and Space Calendar

 


Eclipse begins at 7:11


Maximum eclipse at 9:52


Eclipse ends at 12:32

 

From 7:11 to 12:31
(intervalls of 30 min)

 

The path of Mercury moving across the disc of the sun:

Animations and images made by my
TransitObserver applet

Web Links

 

2003 Transit of Mercury (Fred Espenak)