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Nearest Sun's center in Sacramento
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit


Sacramento: Mercury Transit


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

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:42 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 41 minutes

Location

May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Sacramento

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
6:01 AM May 97:58 AM May 911:42 AM May 9
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Local times for transit in Sacramento on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in SacramentoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Transit ongoing during sunriseMay 9 at 6:01:32 AM67°East-northeast0.1°
Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunrise in Sacramento.
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 7:58:23 AM84°East21.7°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Sacramento.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 11:39:04 AM133°Southeast62.3°
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 11:42:15 AM135°Southeast62.7°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Sacramento (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Some of the transit is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sacramento

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