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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Iqaluit: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:12 AM

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

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

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Iqaluit

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:12 AM May 910:57 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Iqaluit on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in IqaluitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:12:56 AM91°East20.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:16:08 AM92°East20.8°
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 10:57:16 AM150°South-southeast41.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Iqaluit.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:37:54 PM220°Southwest39.0°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:06 PM221°Southwest38.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Iqaluit (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Iqaluit

Eclipse Visibility From IqaluitVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
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