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Nearest Sun's center in Rostov-on-Don
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Rostov-on-Don: 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 7:40 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 29 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Rostov-on-Don

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
2:11 PM May 95:55 PM May 97:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Rostov-on-DonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:11:35 PM228°Southwest52.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 2:14:46 PM229°Southwest51.8°
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 5:55:43 PM278°West16.5°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Rostov-on-Don.
Transit ongoing during sunsetMay 9 at 7:40:35 PM297°West-northwest0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Rostov-on-Don.
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 Rostov-on-Don (MSK – Moscow Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rostov-on-Don

Eclipse Visibility From Rostov-on-DonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rostov-on-Don, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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