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Flag for Portugal Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Funchal: 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 7:40 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Funchal

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
12:12 PM May 93:56 PM May 97:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Funchal on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in FunchalDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:12:58 PM114°East-southeast60.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:16:09 PM115°East-southeast61.4°
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 3:56:42 PM246°West-southwest60.5°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Funchal.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 7:37:28 PM282°West-northwest14.9°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 7:40:39 PM282°West-northwest14.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Funchal (WEST – Western European Summer Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Funchal

Eclipse Visibility From FunchalVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
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