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Nearest Sun's center in Alert
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Alert: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:12 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 29 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Alert

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:12 AM May 910:56 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Alert on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in AlertDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:12:20 AM104°East-southeast19.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:15:32 AM105°East-southeast19.7°
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 10:56:49 AM162°South-southeast24.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Alert.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:37:52 PM220°Southwest23.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:04 PM221°Southwest23.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Alert (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Alert

Eclipse Visibility From AlertVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Alert, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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