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Nearest Sun's center in Nieuw Nickerie
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Nieuw Nickerie: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Nieuw Nickerie

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:14 AM May 911:58 AM May 93:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Nieuw Nickerie on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Nieuw NickerieDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:14:01 AM73°East-northeast23.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:12 AM73°East-northeast23.9°
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 11:58:11 AM43°Northeast73.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Nieuw Nickerie.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:38:28 PM289°West-northwest46.0°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:41:39 PM289°West-northwest45.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Nieuw Nickerie (SRT – Suriname Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nieuw Nickerie

Eclipse Visibility From Nieuw NickerieVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
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