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Nearest Sun's center in Vasai-Virar
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Vasai-Virar: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:03 PM


Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 – May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Vasai-Virar

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
4:40 PM May 97:02 PM May 97:03 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Vasai-Virar on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Vasai-VirarDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 4:40:43 PM279°West32.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 4:43:54 PM279°West31.3°
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 7:02:35 PM289°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Vasai-Virar.
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.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 7:03:45 PM289°West-northwest0.1° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Vasai-Virar.
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 Vasai-Virar (IST – India Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Vasai-Virar

Eclipse Visibility From Vasai-VirarVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
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