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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Sachs Harbour: 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


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Sachs Harbour

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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 Sachs Harbour on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Sachs HarbourDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:12:29 AM41°Northeast4.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:15:42 AM42°Northeast4.6°
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 8:57:17 AM94°East19.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Sachs Harbour.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 12:38:16 PM151°South-southeast33.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 12:41:28 PM152°South-southeast33.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Sachs Harbour (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sachs Harbour

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