Mercury Transit 2006

Posted: November 9, 2006 in Uncategorized

Mercury transit of 2006 that occured in the night of 8-9 November was not visible from Nepal. Mercury transited the sun to now become a morning planet. It will rise at 6 on 11th of this month, 5:20 am on 16th, 4:59 on 24th/25th (Greatest elongation on 25th, 20 degress from the sun) and 5:06 on 30th.
You can see visibility map of the transit at http://www.nao.rl.ac.uk/nao/transit/M_2006/. Picture galleries of the transit can be found at the following sites:
SOHO website (NASA) Transit pictures and MPEG videos as seen from SOHO http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/2006_11_06/
SpaceWeather (NASA) http://spaceweather.com/eclipses/gallery_08nov06.htm
Animated Transit http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/20oct_transitofmercury.htm

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