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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Apolda: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM

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

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Apolda

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
1:12 PM May 94:56 PM May 98:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Apolda on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in ApoldaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:10 PM181°South56.5°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:21 PM182°South56.5°
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 4:56:06 PM255°West-southwest34.5°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Apolda.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:21 PM298°West-northwest1.1°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 8:40:33 PM298°West-northwest0.7°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Apolda (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Apolda

Eclipse Visibility From ApoldaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
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