Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Praia, Cabo Verde

Flag for Cabo Verde Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Praia, Cabo Verde

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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Praia: 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 — Praia

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

The animation shows what the 2016 Mercury Transit will approximately look like from Praia.

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
10:13 AM May 91:57 PM May 95:40 PM May 9
Expand for more details on transit stages and times

Local times for transit in Praia on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in PraiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:13:19 AM81°East57.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:16:30 AM81°East57.8°
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 1:57:03 PM280°West69.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Praia.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 5:37:44 PM284°West-northwest16.8°
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-northwest16.0°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Praia (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Praia

Eclipse Visibility From PraiaVisibility 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 Praia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

All Eclipses Worldwide, From 1900 to 2100