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Nearest Sun's center in St. Peter Port
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

St. Peter Port: Mercury Transit

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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — St. Peter Port

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
12:12 PM May 93:56 PM May 97:40 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in St. Peter Port on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in St. Peter PortDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:12:28 PM156°South-southeast56.3°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 12:15:39 PM158°South-southeast56.5°
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 3:56:20 PM242°West-southwest43.4°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from St. Peter Port.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 7:37:21 PM287°West-northwest8.5°
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 7:40:33 PM288°West-northwest8.1°
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 St. Peter Port (BST – British Summer Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in St. Peter Port

Eclipse Visibility From St. Peter PortVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in St. Peter Port, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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