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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Naberezhnye Chelny: 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 7:21 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Naberezhnye Chelny

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
2:11 PM May 95:55 PM May 97:21 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Naberezhnye Chelny on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Naberezhnye ChelnyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:11:28 PM236°Southwest40.8°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:14:39 PM237°West-southwest40.4°
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 5:55:47 PM286°West-northwest10.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Naberezhnye Chelny.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 7:21:25 PM303°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Naberezhnye Chelny.
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 Naberezhnye Chelny (MSK – Moscow Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Naberezhnye Chelny

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