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Flag for Mexico Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Nearest Sun's center in Cancún
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Cancún: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Cancún

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:14 AM May 99:58 AM May 91:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Cancún on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in CancúnDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:14:13 AM71°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury touches 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 East-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:17:08 AM71°East-northeast0.7°
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.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 9:58:35 AM88°East51.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cancún.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 1:38:49 PM257°West-southwest76.6°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 1:42:00 PM258°West-southwest75.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Cancún (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cancún

Eclipse Visibility From CancúnVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cancún, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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