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Nearest Sun's center in A Coruña
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

A Coruña: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — A Coruña

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
1:12 PM May 94:56 PM May 98:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in A Coruña on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in A CoruñaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:12:39 PM142°Southeast59.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 1:15:50 PM143°Southeast59.8°
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 4:56:27 PM242°West-southwest49.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from A Coruña.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:37:22 PM284°West-northwest10.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 8:40:34 PM285°West-northwest10.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for A Coruña (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in A Coruña

Eclipse Visibility From A CoruñaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
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