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Nearest Sun's center in Avalon (Santa Catalina Island)
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Avalon (Santa Catalina Island): Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:59 AM

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

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

Duration: 5 hours, 43 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Avalon (Santa Catalina Island)

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:59 AM May 97:58 AM May 911:42 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Avalon (Santa Catalina Island) on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Avalon (Santa Catalina Island)DirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 5:59:31 AM69°East-northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Avalon (Santa Catalina Island).
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 7:58:32 AM84°East23.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Avalon (Santa Catalina Island).
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 11:39:09 AM130°Southeast67.7°
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 11:42:20 AM132°Southeast68.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Avalon (Santa Catalina Island) (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Avalon (Santa Catalina Island)

Eclipse Visibility From Avalon (Santa Catalina Island)Visibility 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 Avalon (Santa Catalina Island), or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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