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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Bo: 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


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Bo

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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 Bo on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in BoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:13:02 AM64°East-northeast66.0°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 11:16:13 AM64°East-northeast66.7°
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 2:56:47 PM290°West-northwest56.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Bo.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 6:37:45 PM287°West-northwest3.9°
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 West-northwest.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 6:40:56 PM287°West-northwest3.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Bo (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bo

Eclipse Visibility From BoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
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