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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Vitória da Conquista: 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 — Vitória da Conquista

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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 Vitória da Conquista on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Vitória da ConquistaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:48 AM59°East-northeast29.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:16:59 AM59°East-northeast30.5°
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 11:57:57 AM352°North57.3°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Vitória da Conquista.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:38:38 PM297°West-northwest22.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:41:49 PM296°West-northwest22.1°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Vitória da Conquista (BRT – Brasília Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Vitória da Conquista

Eclipse Visibility From Vitória da ConquistaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vitória da Conquista, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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