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Nearest Sun's center in Galapagos Islands
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Galapagos Islands: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:54 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 48 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Galapagos Islands

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:54 AM May 98:59 AM May 912:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Galapagos Islands on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Galapagos IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 5:54:33 AM72°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Galapagos Islands.
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 East-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 8:59:00 AM65°East-northeast43.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Galapagos Islands.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 12:39:22 PM330°North-northwest68.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 12:42:33 PM328°North-northwest68.1°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Galapagos Islands (GALT – Galapagos Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Galapagos Islands

Eclipse Visibility From Galapagos IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Galapagos Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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