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Nearest Sun's center in Kennebunk
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Kennebunk: Mercury Transit


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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM

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


Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kennebunk

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:57 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Kennebunk on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in KennebunkDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:30 AM83°East18.2°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:16:42 AM83°East18.8°
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.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 10:57:47 AM133°Southeast56.6°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kennebunk.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:38:06 PM234°Southwest54.0°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:18 PM235°Southwest53.5°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Kennebunk (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kennebunk

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