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Flag for Uruguay Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Tacuarembó, Uruguay

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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Tacuarembó: 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 — Tacuarembó

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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 Tacuarembó on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in TacuarembóDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:13:53 AM63°East-northeast9.5°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 8:17:04 AM62°East-northeast10.1°
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 11:58:30 AM13°North-northeast39.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Tacuarembó.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 3:39:20 PM312°Northwest24.7°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 3:42:31 PM312°Northwest24.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Tacuarembó (UYT – Uruguay Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Tacuarembó

Eclipse Visibility From TacuarembóVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
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