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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Rathenow: 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 — Rathenow

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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 Rathenow on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in RathenowDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:09 PM182°South54.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:20 PM183°South54.9°
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 PM254°West-southwest33.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Rathenow.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:22 PM298°West-northwest1.4°
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-northwest1.0°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Rathenow (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rathenow

Eclipse Visibility From RathenowVisibility 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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