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Nearest Sun's center in Grand Falls-Windsor
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Grand Falls-Windsor: 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 4:11 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Grand Falls-Windsor

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:43 AM May 912:27 PM May 94:11 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Grand Falls-Windsor on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Grand Falls-WindsorDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:43:17 AM96°East28.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:46:29 AM96°East29.1°
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 12:27:24 PM161°South-southeast57.5°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Grand Falls-Windsor.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 4:07:49 PM245°West-southwest42.3°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 4:11:01 PM246°West-southwest41.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Grand Falls-Windsor (NDT – Newfoundland Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Grand Falls-Windsor

Eclipse Visibility From Grand Falls-WindsorVisibility 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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