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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Khatanga: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Ends: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:41 AM


Duration: 7 hours, 30 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 – May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Khatanga

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:11 PM May 99:56 PM May 91:41 AM May 10
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Local times for transit in Khatanga on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in KhatangaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:11:31 PM277°West16.3°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 6:14:44 PM278°West16.1°
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 9:56:17 PM329°North-northwest2.5°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Khatanga.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.
Full Transit endsMay 10 at 1:38:01 AM22°North-northeast1.3°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Transit endsMay 10 at 1:41:14 AM23°North-northeast1.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Khatanga (KRAT – Krasnoyarsk Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Khatanga

Eclipse Visibility From KhatangaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9 / May 10MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
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