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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Nzérékoré: 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 — Nzérékoré

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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 Nzérékoré on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in NzérékoréDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:12:57 AM61°East-northeast68.5°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:16:08 AM60°East-northeast69.2°
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 2:56:42 PM289°West-northwest53.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Nzérékoré.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 6:37:44 PM288°West-northwest1.3°
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 6:40:55 PM288°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 Nzérékoré (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nzérékoré

Eclipse Visibility From NzérékoréVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nzérékoré, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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