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Nearest Sun's center in Bandar-Abbas
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Bandar-Abbas: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 40 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Bandar-Abbas

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
3:41 PM May 97:20 PM May 97:21 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Bandar-Abbas on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Bandar-AbbasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:41:05 PM267°West47.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:44:15 PM267°West46.9°
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 7:20:14 PM290°West-northwest0.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bandar-Abbas.
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 7:21:28 PM290°West-northwest0.0° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Bandar-Abbas.
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 Bandar-Abbas (IRDT – Iran Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bandar-Abbas

Eclipse Visibility From Bandar-AbbasVisibility 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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