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Nearest Sun's center in Grand Junction
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Grand Junction: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM


Duration: 6 hours, 33 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Grand Junction

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:08 AM May 98:58 AM May 912:42 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Grand Junction on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Grand JunctionDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:08:55 AM67°East-northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Grand Junction.
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 8:58:21 AM93°East31.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Grand Junction.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 12:38:51 PM160°South-southeast67.5°
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 12:42:02 PM162°South-southeast67.7°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Grand Junction (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Grand Junction

Eclipse Visibility From Grand JunctionVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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