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Nearest Sun's center in Monrovia
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Monrovia: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Monrovia

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
11:13 AM May 92:56 PM May 96:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Monrovia on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in MonroviaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:13:01 AM60°East-northeast66.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:16:12 AM59°East-northeast66.8°
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 2:56:46 PM292°West-northwest54.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Monrovia.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 6:37:46 PM287°West-northwest2.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 6:40:58 PM288°West-northwest1.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Monrovia (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Monrovia

Eclipse Visibility From MonroviaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
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