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Nearest Sun's center in Petropavl
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Petropavl: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:11 PM

Duration: 4 hours


May 9, 2016 – May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Petropavl

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:11 PM May 98:55 PM May 99:11 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Petropavl on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in PetropavlDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:11:14 PM253°West-southwest32.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 5:14:26 PM254°West-southwest32.2°
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 8:55:46 PM299°West-northwest1.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Petropavl.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 9:11:00 PM303°West-northwest0.0°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Petropavl.
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 Petropavl (ALMT – Alma-Ata Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Petropavl

Eclipse Visibility From PetropavlVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Petropavl, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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