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Nearest Sun's center in Ciudad del Este
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Ciudad del Este: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Ciudad del Este

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:58 AM May 92:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Ciudad del Este on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Ciudad del EsteDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:56 AM63°East-northeast13.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:17:07 AM62°East-northeast14.0°
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 10:58:26 AM13°North-northeast46.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Ciudad del Este.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:39:09 PM309°Northwest27.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:42:20 PM309°Northwest27.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Ciudad del Este (PYT – Paraguay Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Ciudad del Este

Eclipse Visibility From Ciudad del EsteVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
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