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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Río Gallegos: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:04 AM

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

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 39 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Río Gallegos

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
9:04 AM May 911:58 AM May 93:43 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Río Gallegos on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Río GallegosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 9:04:13 AM62°East-northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Río Gallegos.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 11:58:43 AM24°North-northeast17.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Río Gallegos.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:39:59 PM329°North-northwest15.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:43:10 PM328°North-northwest15.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Río Gallegos (ART – Argentina Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Río Gallegos

Eclipse Visibility From Río GallegosVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Río Gallegos, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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