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Nearest Sun's center in Arden-Arcade
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Arden-Arcade: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 41 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Arden-Arcade

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:00 AM May 97:58 AM May 911:42 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Arden-Arcade on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Arden-ArcadeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:00:59 AM67°East-northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Arden-Arcade.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 7:58:23 AM84°East21.8°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Arden-Arcade.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 11:39:04 AM133°Southeast62.3°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 11:42:15 AM135°Southeast62.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Arden-Arcade (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Arden-Arcade

Eclipse Visibility From Arden-ArcadeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Arden-Arcade, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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