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Nearest Sun's center in Ittoqqortoormiit
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Ittoqqortoormiit: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Ittoqqortoormiit

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
11:12 AM May 92:56 PM May 96:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Ittoqqortoormiit on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in IttoqqortoormiitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:12:28 AM142°Southeast33.5°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:15:40 AM142°Southeast33.6°
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 2:56:39 PM207°South-southwest35.3°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Ittoqqortoormiit.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 6:37:36 PM265°West20.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 6:40:48 PM266°West20.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Ittoqqortoormiit (EGST – Eastern Greenland Summer Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Ittoqqortoormiit

Eclipse Visibility From IttoqqortoormiitVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Ittoqqortoormiit, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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