Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Flag for Kiribati Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Nearest Sun's center in Kiritimati
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:21 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Kiritimati: Mercury Transit


Began: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:20 AM

Midpoint: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:21 AM

Ended: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:43 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Location

May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kiritimati

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

The animation shows what the 2016 Mercury Transit approximately looked like from Kiritimati.

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:20 AM May 106:21 AM May 108:43 AM May 10
Expand for more details on transit stages and times

Local times for transit in Kiritimati on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 10 at 6:20:52 AM72°East-northeast0.0° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Kiritimati.
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 10 at 6:21:57 AM72°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kiritimati.
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.
Full Transit endsMay 10 at 8:40:28 AM70°East-northeast32.6°
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 10 at 8:43:40 AM70°East-northeast33.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPenumbral
Partial
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Nov 12MercuryTransit
Transit
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details.

All Eclipses Worldwide, From 1900 to 2100