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

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Nome: Mercury Transit


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

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

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 37 minutes

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May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Nome

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:05 AM May 96:57 AM May 910:41 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Nome on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in NomeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:05:20 AM44°Northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Nome.
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 6:57:17 AM56°Northeast4.0°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Nome.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 10:38:38 AM105°East-southeast26.6°
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 10:41:50 AM106°East-southeast26.9°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Nome (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nome

Eclipse Visibility From NomeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 5SolarPartial
Partial
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
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