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Nearest Sun's center in Natal
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Natal: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Natal

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:13 AM May 911:57 AM May 93:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Natal on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in NatalDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:42 AM62°East-northeast39.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:16:52 AM61°East-northeast39.7°
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 11:57:41 AM337°North-northwest64.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Natal.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:38:19 PM292°West-northwest21.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:41:30 PM291°West-northwest20.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Natal (BRT – Brasília Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Natal

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