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Nearest Sun's center in Mindelo
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Mindelo: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Mindelo

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
10:13 AM May 91:57 PM May 95:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Mindelo on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in MindeloDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:13:20 AM83°East55.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:16:31 AM84°East56.7°
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 1:57:05 PM275°West70.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Mindelo.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 5:37:43 PM283°West-northwest18.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 5:40:55 PM284°West-northwest17.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Mindelo (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mindelo

Eclipse Visibility From MindeloVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mindelo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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