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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Fray Bentos: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:13 AM

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

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 29 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Fray Bentos

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
8:13 AM May 911:58 AM May 93:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Fray Bentos on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Fray BentosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:53 AM64°East-northeast7.1°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:04 AM63°East-northeast7.7°
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.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 11:58:33 AM15°North-northeast37.9°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Fray Bentos.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:39:25 PM315°Northwest25.1°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:42:35 PM314°Northwest24.6°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Fray Bentos (UYT – Uruguay Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fray Bentos

Eclipse Visibility From Fray BentosVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fray Bentos, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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