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Nearest Sun's center in Cap-Haïtien
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Cap-Haïtien: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Cap-Haïtien

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:13 AM May 99:58 AM May 91:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Cap-Haïtien on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Cap-HaïtienDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:13:58 AM76°East-northeast12.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:17:10 AM76°East-northeast13.2°
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 9:58:20 AM90°East64.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cap-Haïtien.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 1:38:31 PM270°West63.1°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 1:41:42 PM270°West62.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Cap-Haïtien (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cap-Haïtien

Eclipse Visibility From Cap-HaïtienVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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