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Nearest Sun's center in Doha
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Doha: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:07 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Doha

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
2:11 PM May 95:55 PM May 96:07 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Doha on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in DohaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:11:10 PM266°West51.9°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:14:21 PM267°West51.2°
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 5:55:29 PM289°West-northwest2.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Doha.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 6:07:19 PM290°West-northwest0.0°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Doha.
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 Doha (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Doha

Eclipse Visibility From DohaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
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