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Nearest Sun's center in Dakar
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Dakar: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Dakar

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
11:13 AM May 92:56 PM May 96:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Dakar on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in DakarDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:13:09 AM80°East62.7°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:16:20 AM80°East63.5°
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 2:56:53 PM280°West63.3°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Dakar.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 6:37:41 PM286°West-northwest11.1°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 6:40:52 PM286°West-northwest10.3°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Dakar (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Dakar

Eclipse Visibility From DakarVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
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