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Nearest Sun's center in Saint-Denis
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Saint-Denis: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:49 PM


Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Saint-Denis

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
3:11 PM May 95:48 PM May 95:49 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Saint-Denis on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Saint-DenisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:11:13 PM308°Northwest32.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:14:23 PM308°Northwest31.6°
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 5:48:47 PM289°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Saint-Denis.
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.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 5:49:57 PM289°West-northwest0.1° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Saint-Denis.
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 Saint-Denis (RET – Reunion Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Saint-Denis

Eclipse Visibility From Saint-DenisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
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