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Nearest Sun's center in Kugluktuk
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Kugluktuk: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:12 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 29 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kugluktuk

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:12 AM May 98:57 AM May 912:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Kugluktuk on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in KugluktukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:12:40 AM51°Northeast4.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:15:52 AM51°Northeast4.3°
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.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 8:57:25 AM102°East-southeast23.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kugluktuk.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 12:38:17 PM162°South-southeast38.9°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 12:41:29 PM163°South-southeast39.0°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Kugluktuk (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kugluktuk

Eclipse Visibility From KugluktukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kugluktuk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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