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Nearest Sun's center in Benin City
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Benin City: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:43 PM


Duration: 6 hours, 31 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Benin City

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
12:12 PM May 93:56 PM May 96:43 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Benin City on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Benin CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:12:31 PM25°North-northeast77.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:15:41 PM21°North-northeast78.0°
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 3:56:19 PM288°West-northwest39.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Benin City.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 6:43:46 PM288°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Benin City.
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 Benin City (WAT – West Africa Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Benin City

Eclipse Visibility From Benin CityVisibility 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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