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Nearest Sun's center in Bantam
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Bantam: Mercury Transit


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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:46 PM


Duration: 6 minutes

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May 9, 2016 – May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Bantam

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:40 PM May 95:45 PM May 95:46 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Bantam on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in BantamDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:40:32 PM288°West-northwest1.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:43:44 PM288°West-northwest0.4°
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.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 5:45:39 PM288°West-northwest0.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bantam.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the transit.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 5:46:46 PM288°West-northwest0.2° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Bantam.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the transit.
Times are local for Bantam (CCT – Cocos Islands Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bantam

Eclipse Visibility From BantamVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Bantam, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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