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Flag for Brazil Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil

Nearest Sun's center in Fernando de Noronha
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Fernando de Noronha: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Fernando de Noronha

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
9:13 AM May 912:57 PM May 94:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Fernando de Noronha on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Fernando de NoronhaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 9:13:38 AM62°East-northeast42.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 9:16:49 AM62°East-northeast43.1°
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 12:57:34 PM330°North-northwest65.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Fernando de Noronha.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 4:38:14 PM290°West-northwest19.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 4:41:25 PM290°West-northwest18.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Fernando de Noronha (FNT – Fernando de Noronha Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fernando de Noronha

Eclipse Visibility From Fernando de NoronhaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
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