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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Santa Maria: 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

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Santa Maria

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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 Santa Maria on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Santa MariaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:13:17 AM83°East57.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 10:16:28 AM83°East58.6°
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 1:57:01 PM276°West68.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Santa Maria.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 5:37:42 PM284°West-northwest16.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 5:40:53 PM284°West-northwest15.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Santa Maria (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Santa Maria

Eclipse Visibility From Santa MariaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
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