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Nearest Sun's center in Stara Zagora
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Stara Zagora: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:23 PM


Duration: 6 hours, 12 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Stara Zagora

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
2:11 PM May 95:55 PM May 98:23 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Stara Zagora on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Stara ZagoraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:11:52 PM211°South-southwest62.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:15:03 PM212°South-southwest61.9°
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 5:55:49 PM271°West26.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Stara Zagora.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 8:23:36 PM295°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Stara Zagora.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the transit.
Times are local for Stara Zagora (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Stara Zagora

Eclipse Visibility From Stara ZagoraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
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