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Nearest Sun's center in Bobo-Dioulasso
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Bobo-Dioulasso: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 17 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Bobo-Dioulasso

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
11:12 AM May 92:56 PM May 96:29 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Bobo-Dioulasso on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Bobo-DioulassoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:12:48 AM65°East-northeast74.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:15:59 AM64°East-northeast74.7°
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 2:56:32 PM284°West-northwest50.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bobo-Dioulasso.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 6:29:29 PM288°West-northwest0.2°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Bobo-Dioulasso.
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 Bobo-Dioulasso (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bobo-Dioulasso

Eclipse Visibility From Bobo-DioulassoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
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