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Flag for Canada Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

Nearest Sun's center in Portage la Prairie
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Portage la Prairie: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:13 AM

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

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:41 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Portage la Prairie

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:13 AM May 99:57 AM May 91:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Portage la Prairie on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Portage la PrairieDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:13:15 AM64°East-northeast2.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:16:28 AM65°East-northeast2.5°
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.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 9:57:57 AM108°East-southeast37.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Portage la Prairie.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 1:38:27 PM184°South57.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 1:41:38 PM185°South57.6°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Portage la Prairie (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Portage la Prairie

Eclipse Visibility From Portage la PrairieVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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