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Nearest Sun's center in Kuala Lumpur
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Kuala Lumpur: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM


Duration: 7 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 – May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kuala Lumpur

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:10 PM May 97:15 PM May 97:17 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Kuala LumpurDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:10:26 PM288°West-northwest1.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:37 PM288°West-northwest0.5°
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.
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 7:15:59 PM288°West-northwest0.0° below
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kuala Lumpur.
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 7:17:05 PM288°West-northwest0.2° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Kuala Lumpur.
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 Kuala Lumpur (MYT – Malaysia Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kuala Lumpur

Eclipse Visibility From Kuala LumpurVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
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