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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Bitterfeld-Wolfen: 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 — Bitterfeld-Wolfen

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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 Bitterfeld-Wolfen on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Bitterfeld-WolfenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:09 PM182°South55.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:20 PM183°South55.9°
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 4:56:06 PM255°West-southwest33.9°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bitterfeld-Wolfen.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:21 PM298°West-northwest1.0°
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 8:40:34 PM299°West-northwest0.6°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the transit.
Times are local for Bitterfeld-Wolfen (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bitterfeld-Wolfen

Eclipse Visibility From Bitterfeld-WolfenVisibility 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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