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Nearest Sun's center in Saint-Pierre
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Saint-Pierre: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Saint-Pierre

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
9:13 AM May 912:57 PM May 94:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Saint-Pierre on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Saint-PierreDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 9:13:20 AM94°East28.4°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 9:16:32 AM95°East28.9°
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 12:57:27 PM159°South-southeast59.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Saint-Pierre.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 4:37:51 PM246°West-southwest43.5°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 4:41:02 PM247°West-southwest43.0°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Saint-Pierre (PMDT – Pierre & Miquelon Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Saint-Pierre

Eclipse Visibility From Saint-PierreVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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