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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Haltern am See: 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 — Haltern am See

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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 Haltern am See on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Haltern am SeeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:15 PM173°South55.7°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:27 PM175°South55.7°
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 4:56:10 PM250°West-southwest36.9°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Haltern am See.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:21 PM294°West-northwest3.7°
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 PM295°West-northwest3.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Haltern am See (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Haltern am See

Eclipse Visibility From Haltern am SeeVisibility 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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