2016 Guide to the Night Sky
In error, details of the transit of Mercury on 2016 May 09 were not included.
This diagram shows the transit as seen from Britain. The times apply to both London and Edinburgh.
The times of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th contact are shown, together with the time of mid-transit (‘M’)
Pages 48 & 49 have been revised, and are also shown here:
is also an error on page 72. In the monthly calendar, the entry for September
28 should read
’19:27 Mercury at greatest elongation (17.9°E, mag. -0.5)’
(i.e., it is at eastern, not western elongation, and thus in the evening sky.)
The text on page 71 is correct.
Latest revision: 2015 Oct.13 – 20:09 UT
All text © Storm Dunlop, 2015; diagrams © Wil Tirion, 2015