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Nearest Sun's center in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:13 AM May 911:58 AM May 93:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:59 AM73°East-northeast25.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:10 AM73°East-northeast26.6°
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 11:58:06 AM34°Northeast75.3°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:38:25 PM289°West-northwest43.0°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:41:36 PM289°West-northwest42.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni (GFT – French Guiana Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Eclipse Visibility From Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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