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Nearest Sun's center in Barrow
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Barrow: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:23 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:57 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Duration: 7 hours, 18 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Barrow

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
3:23 AM May 96:57 AM May 910:41 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Barrow on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in BarrowDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 3:23:56 AM14°North-northeast0.0° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Barrow.
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 North-northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 6:57:11 AM64°East-northeast10.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Barrow.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 10:38:24 AM117°East-southeast27.2°
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 10:41:37 AM118°East-southeast27.4°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Barrow (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Barrow

Eclipse Visibility From BarrowVisibility 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 Barrow, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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