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Flag for Canada Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Nearest Sun's center in Conception Bay South
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Conception Bay South: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:43 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Conception Bay South

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:43 AM May 912:27 PM May 94:10 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Conception Bay South on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Conception Bay SouthDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:43:18 AM97°East30.5°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:46:30 AM98°East31.0°
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 12:27:22 PM165°South-southeast59.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Conception Bay South.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 4:07:48 PM249°West-southwest41.3°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 4:10:59 PM250°West-southwest40.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Conception Bay South (NDT – Newfoundland Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Conception Bay South

Eclipse Visibility From Conception Bay SouthVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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