What does "Transit" mean?

Today it means: When two charted objects line up.

Two objects are said to be in transit when they are in a line. Transits are often used as leading marks to help with navigation into harbour or along a river. Transits are usually marked on the chart or in the pilot book (almanac) for the area.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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