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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Porto Alegre: 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

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Porto Alegre

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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 Porto Alegre on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Porto AlegreDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:51 AM60°East-northeast13.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:02 AM59°East-northeast14.4°
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 11:58:22 AMNorth42.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Porto Alegre.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:39:12 PM308°Northwest22.7°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:42:23 PM308°Northwest22.1°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Porto Alegre (BRT – Brasília Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Porto Alegre

Eclipse Visibility From Porto AlegreVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Total
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