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Nearest Sun's center in Quito
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Quito: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Quito

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:14 AM May 99:58 AM May 91:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Quito on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in QuitoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:14:09 AM72°East-northeast1.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:17:21 AM72°East-northeast1.9°
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.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 9:58:48 AM60°East-northeast53.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Quito.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 1:39:05 PM310°Northwest61.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 1:42:16 PM309°Northwest61.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Quito (ECT – Ecuador Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Quito

Eclipse Visibility From QuitoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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