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Nearest Sun's center in La Rioja
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


La Rioja: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 29 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — La Rioja

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:13 AM May 911:58 AM May 93:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in La Rioja on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in La RiojaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:59 AM69°East-northeast2.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:11 AM68°East-northeast2.7°
Mercury is fully within the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 11:58:45 AM26°North-northeast38.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from La Rioja.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:39:29 PM321°Northwest32.7°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:42:40 PM320°Northwest32.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for La Rioja (ART – Argentina Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in La Rioja

Eclipse Visibility From La RiojaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in La Rioja, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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