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Nearest Sun's center in Cumberland County
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Cumberland County: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Cumberland County

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:13 AM May 911:57 AM May 93:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Cumberland County on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Cumberland CountyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:25 AM88°East22.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:16:37 AM89°East23.5°
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 11:57:37 AM145°Southeast57.9°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cumberland County.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:37:58 PM239°West-southwest48.9°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:41:10 PM240°West-southwest48.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Cumberland County (ADT – Atlantic Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cumberland County

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