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Nearest Sun's center in Blanc-Sablon
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Blanc-Sablon: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM

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


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Blanc-Sablon

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:57 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Blanc-Sablon on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Blanc-SablonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:14 AM96°East27.3°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:16:26 AM97°East27.8°
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 10:57:22 AM160°South-southeast54.9°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Blanc-Sablon.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:37:50 PM242°West-southwest42.1°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:01 PM242°West-southwest41.6°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Blanc-Sablon (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Blanc-Sablon

Eclipse Visibility From Blanc-SablonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
Total
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
Partial
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