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Flag for Canada Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

Nearest Sun's center in Chatham-Kent
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Chatham-Kent: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

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

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Chatham-Kent

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:58 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Chatham-Kent on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Chatham-KentDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:32 AM75°East-northeast9.7°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:16:44 AM76°East-northeast10.3°
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 10:58:00 AM117°East-southeast50.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Chatham-Kent.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:38:19 PM218°Southwest60.7°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:30 PM219°Southwest60.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Chatham-Kent (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Chatham-Kent

Eclipse Visibility From Chatham-KentVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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