Transit may refer to:

Arts and entertainment




Science and technology


  • Internet transit, one of two mechanisms by which Internet traffic is exchanged between internet service providers
  • Transit Format, a format libraries conveying for values between applications written in different programming languages

Astronomy, navigation, and surveying

  • Astronomical transit, the apparent motion of one celestial body across the face of another celestial body or meridian
  • In surveying, to transit the telescope means to turn the telescope about the trunnion axis, thus turning the telescope through the vertical plane
    • A theodolite capable of performing the operation described above
  • Transit telescope, a special-purpose telescope mounted so as to point only at objects transiting the local meridian
  • A specialized type of theodolite used in surveying
  • Transit (satellite), the first satellite navigation system to be used operationally
  • Navigational transit, when a navigator observes two fixed reference points in line


Other uses

  • Transit, Canadian shoe retailer now operating under the name Spring

See also