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

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Kodiak: Mercury Transit

Began: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:01 AM

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

Ended: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 41 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Kodiak

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:01 AM May 96:57 AM May 910:42 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Kodiak on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in KodiakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:01:04 AM55°Northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Kodiak.
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 Northeast for the best view of the transit.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 6:57:36 AM66°East-northeast6.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Kodiak.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 10:38:48 AM114°East-southeast34.8°
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 10:42:00 AM115°East-southeast35.2°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Kodiak (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kodiak

Eclipse Visibility From KodiakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 5SolarPartial
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kodiak, or the path map image for global details.

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