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Nearest Sun's center in La Ceiba
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


La Ceiba: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:21 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — La Ceiba

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:21 AM May 98:58 AM May 912:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in La Ceiba on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in La CeibaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 5:21:40 AM72°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in La Ceiba.
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 East-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 8:58:42 AM81°East50.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from La Ceiba.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 12:38:56 PM280°West76.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 12:42:07 PM280°West75.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for La Ceiba (CST – Central Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in La Ceiba

Eclipse Visibility From La CeibaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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