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Nearest Sun's center in Cork
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Cork: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Cork

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
12:12 PM May 93:56 PM May 97:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Cork on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in CorkDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:12:33 PM149°South-southeast52.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:15:45 PM150°South-southeast52.6°
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 3:56:27 PM234°Southwest45.3°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cork.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 7:37:23 PM282°West-northwest12.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 7:40:35 PM283°West-northwest12.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Cork (IST – Irish Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cork

Eclipse Visibility From CorkVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
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