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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 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 8:35 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 23 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
1:12 PM May 94:56 PM May 98:35 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Garmisch-PartenkirchenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:11 PM180°South60.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:23 PM182°South60.0°
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 4:56:05 PM257°West-southwest35.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 8:35:09 PM297°West-northwest0.2°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Eclipse Visibility From Garmisch-PartenkirchenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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