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Nearest Sun's center in Cocoa Beach
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Cocoa Beach: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Cocoa Beach

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:58 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Cocoa Beach on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Cocoa BeachDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:50 AM74°East-northeast7.3°
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 7:17:02 AM74°East-northeast7.9°
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 10:58:19 AM101°East56.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cocoa Beach.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:38:32 PM244°West-southwest68.8°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:43 PM245°West-southwest68.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Cocoa Beach (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cocoa Beach

Eclipse Visibility From Cocoa BeachVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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