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Nearest Sun's center in Mbuji-Mayi
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Mbuji-Mayi: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 5 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Mbuji-Mayi

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
1:11 PM May 94:56 PM May 96:16 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Mbuji-Mayi on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Mbuji-MayiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:11:59 PM333°North-northwest63.3°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:10 PM331°North-northwest63.0°
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 4:56:04 PM291°West-northwest18.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Mbuji-Mayi.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 6:16:33 PM288°West-northwest0.0°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Mbuji-Mayi.
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 Mbuji-Mayi (CAT – Central Africa Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mbuji-Mayi

Eclipse Visibility From Mbuji-MayiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mbuji-Mayi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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