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Nearest Sun's center in Midway
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Midway: Mercury Transit


Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:43 AM


Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Midway

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:03 AM May 96:05 AM May 97:43 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Midway on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in MidwayDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:03:59 AM70°East-northeast0.0° below
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Midway.
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 6:05:14 AM70°East-northeast0.2°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Midway.
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 7:39:48 AM80°East19.8°
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 7:43:01 AM80°East20.5°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Midway (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Midway

Eclipse Visibility From MidwayVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 5SolarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Midway, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown transit is highlighted.

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