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Nearest Sun's center in Santa Cruz
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Santa Cruz: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Santa Cruz

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:14 AM May 910:58 AM May 92:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Santa Cruz on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Santa CruzDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:14:05 AM68°East-northeast9.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:17:16 AM68°East-northeast10.1°
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 10:58:36 AM27°North-northeast50.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Santa Cruz.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:39:08 PM312°Northwest38.9°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:42:19 PM311°Northwest38.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Santa Cruz (BOT – Bolivia Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Santa Cruz

Eclipse Visibility From Santa CruzVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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