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Nearest Sun's center in Kailua-Kona
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:53 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Kailua-Kona: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:52 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:53 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:43 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kailua-Kona

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
5:52 AM May 95:53 AM May 98:43 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Kailua-Kona on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Kailua-KonaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 5:52:01 AM71°East-northeast0.0°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Kailua-Kona.
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 5:53:11 AM71°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kailua-Kona.
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.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 8:40:00 AM83°East38.0°
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 8:43:12 AM83°East38.7°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Kailua-Kona (HAST – Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kailua-Kona

Eclipse Visibility From Kailua-KonaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
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