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Nearest Sun's center in Murmansk
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Murmansk: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 29 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Murmansk

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
2:11 PM May 95:56 PM May 99:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Murmansk on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in MurmanskDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:11:53 PM206°South-southwest36.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:15:04 PM207°South-southwest36.7°
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 5:56:09 PM265°West20.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Murmansk.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 9:37:34 PM316°Northwest3.0°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 9:40:46 PM317°Northwest2.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Times are local for Murmansk (MSK – Moscow Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Murmansk

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