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Nearest Sun's center in Taiohae
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:54 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Taiohae: Mercury Transit


Began: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:53 AM

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

Ended: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:13 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Taiohae

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:53 AM May 95:54 AM May 99:13 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Taiohae on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in TaiohaeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 5:53:32 AM72°East-northeast0.0° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Taiohae.
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 5:54:38 AM72°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Taiohae.
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.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 9:10:31 AM55°Northeast43.6°
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 9:13:43 AM54°Northeast44.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Taiohae (MART – Marquesas Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Taiohae

Eclipse Visibility From TaiohaeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Transit
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Taiohae, or the path map image for global details.

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