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Nearest Sun's center in Izhevsk
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Izhevsk: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Izhevsk

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
3:11 PM May 96:55 PM May 98:23 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Izhevsk on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in IzhevskDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:11:28 PM236°Southwest39.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 3:14:40 PM237°West-southwest39.4°
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 6:55:49 PM286°West-northwest10.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Izhevsk.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 8:23:40 PM304°Northwest0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Izhevsk.
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 Northwest for the best view of the transit.
Times are local for Izhevsk (SAMT – Samara Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Izhevsk

Eclipse Visibility From IzhevskVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
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