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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Baden-Baden: 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

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Baden-Baden

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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 Baden-Baden on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Baden-BadenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:15 PM175°South58.7°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:26 PM176°South58.7°
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 4:56:08 PM253°West-southwest37.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Baden-Baden.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:20 PM295°West-northwest1.9°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 8:40:33 PM296°West-northwest1.5°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Baden-Baden (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Baden-Baden

Eclipse Visibility From Baden-BadenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
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